Developing Climate-sensitive Conflict Prevention Approaches

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Developing Climate-sensitive Conflict Prevention Approaches

Violent conflicts are getting worse and deadlier. The number of civil wars has tripled. There is a growth of transnational criminal networks and radical groups in the past decade.

Climate change is worsening these conflicts and impacting transboundary water resources, food security, sea levels, flood risks, migration are affecting nations, and these challenges will require a large-scale climate adaptation and mitigation, the report says.

Adam Day and Jessica Caus present the report, “Conflict Prevention in an Era of Climate Change”, which aims to support the United Nations (UN) and its partners in developing climate-sensitive conflict prevention approaches.

The report is divided into three parts.

Part 1 contains a review of literature on the relationship between climate change and violent conflicts.

Part 2 covers the countries of Bangladesh and Nigeria on an in-depth case study on the various ways that environmental changes are compounding the effects of conflicts on each country.

Part 3 offers conclusions and recommendations based on the review of literature, interview of experts and roundtable discussions on March 2020 and discussions with practitioners on the field.

This report is relevant and useful to the UN field representatives, policymakers, decision-makers, and others who are working on conflict prevention, stabilisation, peace-building, and climate adaptation and mitigation.

To read the entire report, CLICK on the link below:

Source citation:

Adam Day and Jessica Caus, Conflict Prevention in an Era of Climate Change: Adapting the UN to Climate-Security Risks (United Nations University: New York, 2020). Retrieved from ttps://i.unu.edu/media/cpr.unu.edu/post/3856/UNUClimateSecurity.pdf

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