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The Weathering Risk Peace Pillar: How can Climate-Security Inform Peace Programming?

When: 11 October 2022 | 14:05-15:05

Format: Roundtable discussion 

Venue: Breakout session 

Evidence generated from different contexts across the world has shown that climate change is closely interlinked with conflict. Peacemakers should therefore integrate climate-security into peace programming and consider it a core component of our efforts to prevent, mitigate and resolve violent conflicts. Yet the nuances of how this can be done across fragile regions need to be better understood. At this roundtable discussion, international experts will discuss how climate-security can inform peace programming. Specific attention will be given to the Weathering Risk Peace Pillar, which aims to transform climate-conflict understanding into practical, impactful peacebuilding efforts. The speakers will also explore accomplishments to date based on their thematic and geographic experience and expertise, as well as how to measure climate-informed peace impacts. 

Key objectives:
•    Advance the discourse on the gap between evidence and practise 
•    Discuss challenges and opportunities related to climate-security informed peace programming


  • Taye Abdulkadir, Senior Technical Member of the Continental Early Warning System, African Union
  • Sebastian Kratzer, Head of the Strategy, Analysis and Evaluation Team at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD)
  • Sonja Neuweiler, Head of the Middle East and North Africa Unit at Berghof Foundation 
  • Julie Raasteen, Environmental Peacemaking Officer at the European Institute of Peace (EIP)

Moderator: Lucas Destrijcker, Advisor at adelphi

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