Climate Change and Conflict: Prevention, Foresight, Resilience and Adaptation of Populations at Risk
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Whilst there is a consensus that climate change alone does not directly cause conflict, climate change indirectly undermines peace and stability by exacerbating factors that can ultimately lead to violence and a deterioration of national and international peace and security. At the same time, the outbreak and persistence of conflict significantly affects the adaptive capacity of individuals and communities. This panel discussion aims to explore the full scope of the challenges stemming from the convergence between climate change and conflict.
Drawing on their engagement in regions affected by climate change and conflict around the world, representatives from the European Union, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research will explore how to reconcile prevention, foresight and mitigation with effective engagement to address current and future humanitarian consequences of climate change at this panel discussion. The discussion will encompass science-informed and data-driven preventive measures, adaptation and mitigation strategies to enhance resilience, and humanitarian response to support those affected by climate change and conflict.
By showing how to engage on the climate-fragility nexus, this event will prepare the ground for "Climate, Peace and Stability: Weathering Risk Through COP and Beyond", the German Pavilion side event that will bring together many high-level officials from around the world to build multilateral momentum for advancing sustainable peace and stability later in the afternoon.
- Marta Foresti, Director, Overseas Development Institute
- Brice De Schietere, Head of Division, Integrated Approach: Methodology and Implementation, European External Action Service
- Professor Johan Rockström, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
- Helen Durham, Director of International Law and Policy, International Committee of the Red Cross
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