Making Sense of Climate Data for Peacebuilding
1 October, 3-4 pm CET / 9-10 am EST
It is well established that climate change impacts can pose risks to peace by undermining human security and increasing the impacts of other drivers of conflict and fragility. Thanks to a growing availability of high-quality data and computational capacities, our ability to enhance the understanding of the complex, context-specific impacts of climate change on current and future security risks is also growing. Providing practitioners with data-driven insights about the full range of those impacts is crucial in order to improve anticipatory action to avoid and reduce those risks.
In this panel discussion, speakers presented climate data products from the AGRICA Project, which provides accessible climate information for operational responses. Furthermore, the session discussed its contribution and suitability towards achieving risk informed operations with practitioners.
Guiding questions of this session included:
- What are the underlying quantitative approaches of the platform (AGRICA) and how are the climate information products intended to be used?
- How suitable is this platform to improve anticipatory action?
- Barbora Sedova, FutureLab (Co-)Leader, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
- Christoph Gornott, Working Group Leader, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
- Mouhamadou Issa Lele, Hydromet and Climate Services/ Early warning specialist, UNDP & Mali Meteo
- Markus Mayer, Head of Competence Center Peace and Emergency Aid, GIZ