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How can Climate Risk Management be Strengthened in Conflict Zones?

When: 20 October 15:00-16:30 

Format: Panel discussion 

The panel will explore how climate risk management can be strengthened in conflict zones and how conflict monitoring and analysis can be improved in regions experiencing climate fragility. 

Climate change's destabilising impact is increasingly visible across the globe, with more frequent and severe weather events and temperature extremes contributing to insecurity and conflict. While climate change's relationship with conflict is complex, areas experiencing instability, poor governance, and poverty tend to be more vulnerable to both climate change and deadly violence; half of the most climate fragile countries also experience conflict. In order to effectively address this volatile mix, climate policy and financing must take account of conflict dynamics. This panel will investigate how to do so in terms of both climate change's relationship to conflict and the challenges that climate insecurity poses to humanitarian relief. 


  • Chris Funk, Director, Climate Hazards Center
  • Linda Ogallo, Climate Change Adaptation Expert, IGAD
  • Dr. Kwesi Sansculotte-Greenidge, Peacebuilding & Natural Resource Management Expert, WFP 

Moderated by Nazanine Moshiri, Senior Analyst, Climate & Security, Africa, ICG 

This session is hosted by the International Crisis Group 

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