15.03.2022 14:30 – 15:30

Fragility Forum 2022 - Climate Security Priorities for Peacebuilding in Mali

As part of the Fragility Forum 2022, Weathering Risk co-hosted a moderated interactive discussion sensitising policymakers and practitioners to near-medium term climate fragility risks for Mali’s development and security.
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The impacts of climate change will worsen over the coming decades, and societies facing the dual risks of fragility, conflict and violence (FCV) and climate change impacts already fill the top ranks of fragility lists. 

As long as climate-fragility impacts remain under-analysed and insufficiently addressed, FCV programming is susceptible to these risks in the long term and will fail to capitalize on opportunities to build peace and resilience through risk-informed programming. For programming to be resilient, practitioners and policy makers need to future proof FCV-context programming to account for climate fragility and security risks. 

As part of the Fragility Forum 2022, Weathering Risk convened a moderated interactive discussion sensitising policymakers and practitioners to near-medium term climate fragility risks for Mali’s development and security. The discussion included a presentation of a Mali Case Study developed under Weathering Risk lead by adelphi and PIK.

The discussion sought to 1) encourage participants and observers to have better informed, concrete, and multidimensional perspectives on how and why climate security risks should be approached, addressed and considered in their programming and decision-making processes; and 2) to advance discussions on the relevance and importance of climate security and their impacts on stability and development in FCV susceptible countries.

It aimed to ensure that adequate analysis based on meaningful engagement among all relevant stakeholders informs policy and practice, and that synergies between climate and peace programming are enhanced.

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