Author: elisabeth-gilmore

Elisabeth Gilmore is an Associate Professor in the Environmental Science and Policy program in the Department of International Development, Community and Environment at Clark University in Massachusetts, US. She holds a PhD degree in Engineering and Public Policy/Chemical Engineering. Currently, she collaborates with PRIO researchers on a project studying the link between violent conflict and future climate change scenarios.

Achieving Sustainable Peace and the Climate Target of 1.5°C

Presently, the 24th Convention of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is occurring in Katowice, Poland and the negotiators are pressed to complete the negotiations on the implementation of the Paris Agreement. While fewer world leaders and substantially less fanfare is accompanying this meeting than the 2015 COP in… Read more »

Bringing Different Disciplinary Perspectives to Climate Change and Conflict

The scientific evidence for climate change is unequivocal, and the scientific community continues to refine our understanding of the impacts of these changes. Many of these physical changes, such as heatwaves, droughts and sea-level rise, are projected to adversely affect human wellbeing. The scope of these impacts has prompted serious concern that climate change may… Read more »

Making Our Planet Great Again: Climate Diplomacy and Cooperation at COP23

A measured dose of optimism and small steps towards implementing the Paris Agreement were overall good outcomes for this year’s climate conference held from November 6-17, known officially as the 23rd Convention of the Parties (COP23) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Despite global security concerns, there was little of the rhetoric from earlier COPs where the security implications… Read more »