zoï@october 2014

Climate Change and Swiss Development Cooperation.

What are the results of Swiss climate change cooperation over the past 12 years, and how efficient have Swiss climate projects been? Zoï was tasked, together with its partners Gaia Consulting Oy and Creatura Ltd, to assess the effectiveness of Switzerland’s international cooperation in climate change and reviewed more than 500 projects by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs. The focus of Zoï’s work was to distil the key findings of the assessment into a report for policy-makers and a short animated film for a larger public. The report was launched at the SDC/SECO Annual conference in Geneva on August 29, 2014.

 

Caucasus Environment and Security revisited

Ten years after the report on Environment and Security in the South Caucasus was published by the ENVSEC initiative, Zoï will analyze the situation in the region today in the context of a research assignment by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland. Work on the ground in all three countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia - is scheduled for late September.

 

Environment and Security in Belarus

Zoï will take part in meetings and their preparation in Minsk. The project under the ENVSEC initiative addresses - among others - floods in the Pripyat basin, the environmental safety of oil and gas pipelines, security impacts of climate change and improving public access to environmental information through mass media.

 

Crimea and Eastern Ukraine

Although they were published several years ago, the Zoï reports 'Taking Land' and 'Coalland' remain of interest today. As a matter of fact they give a solid background analysis of environment and security issues in the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine.

 

"Taking Land" pdf

"Coalland" pdf

 

 

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