UNSSC Coffee Hours

Data and Climate Security: How Climate Security Data Analytics Can Support Integrated Analysis for Sustaining Peace
10 September, 3-4pm

The aim of this session is to discuss how data can support integrated analysis of and responses to climate-related security risks. In particular, this session will explore what the most relevant data for climate security is and how it can inform political decision making aimed at sustaining peace. The session will facilitate a dialogue between environmental data experts and representatives from the political pillar of the United Nations, addressing questions on how to ensure integrated programming that is conflict-sensitive and climate-informed and concentrating on practitioner examples from the Arab region.

Moderator
Ginevra CucinottaLearning Portfolio Manager, United Nations System Staff College 

Speakers

  • Carol Chouchani Cherfane, Chief, Water Resources Section and RICCAR Coordinator, Arab Centre for Climate Change Policies, Climate Change and Natural Resource Sustainability Cluster, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
  • Daanish Masood, Innovation, Departement of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, United Nations
  • Eoghan Darbyshire, Environmental Scientist and Researcher, The Conflict and Environment Observatory

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Climate Change and Security: Integrating a Gender Lens
17 September, 3-4 pm
This session is run in cooperation with UNEP.

A growing body of evidence documents the interlinkages between gender inequality, climate change and peace and security. In many cases, the impacts of climate change deepen pre-existing gender and social inequalities, further exacerbating risks to sustainable, inclusive peace. Understanding the differentiated experiences of women and men from diverse backgrounds is therefore crucial, as it can also open new avenues to achieve climate action, gender equality and peacebuilding goals.

The objectives of this session are to unpack the gender dimensions of climate-related security risks and point out opportunities for action. Speakers will present case studies that illustrate the different ways that gender inequality shapes the risks for women and men facing different climate- and conflict-related challenges. The session aims to offer recommendations for integrating a gender lens into climate-security discussions, debates, context analyses, and programme design. It will conclude with an open discussion during which participants are encouraged to engage with the panellists.

Moderator
Ginevra CucinottaLearning Portfolio Manager, United Nations System Staff College 

Speakers

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Migration and Displacement in the Context of Climate Change: A Sustaining Peace Approach
24 September, 3-4 pm

The objective of this webinar is to discuss the impacts of climate change and conflict on displacement. The starting point of the discussions will be to outline the international law frameworks that apply to climate- and disaster-induced migration. The webinar will then analyse the impacts of climate change on displacement through a sustaining peace lens. It will also look at possible mitigation strategies by addressing root causes and prevention, as well as adaptation and resilience-building interventions. The webinar will involve three speakers who will provide practitioners' and academics' expertise on the topic during a 20-30-minute panel discussion. The second part of the webinar will be interactive and participants are invited to engage in a discussion with the panellists.

Moderator
Ginevra CucinottaLearning Portfolio Manager, United Nations System Staff College 

Speakers

  • Andrew Harper, Special Advisor on Climate Action, UNHCR
  • Justin MacDermott, Senior Regional Policy and Programme Coordinator, Regional Office Nairobi, International Organization for Migration
  • Emily Wright, Project Manager, adelphi

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Sustaining Peace in a Climate Change World: Why Climate Change Matters to Conflict Mediation
01 October, 3-4 pm

The objective of this session is to discuss the roles, challenges and opportunities of including climate change impact considerations in conflict prevention and mediation processes. The format of this session will involve the discussion of a case study by three speakers, including a policy mediation expert and a local peace mediator. The first part of the session will provide an overview of key lessons learnt based on the experiences of each speaker; in the second part, participants will be given the opportunity to engage in an interactive dialogue with the panelists. 

Moderator
Ginevra CucinottaLearning Portfolio Manager, United Nations System Staff College 

Speakers

  • Gidon Bromberg, Israeli Director, EcoPeace Middle East
  • Kulmiye Mohamed, Political Affairs Officer, Mediation Support Unit, Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA)
  • Julie Raasten, Programme Officer, European Institute of Peace (EIP)

You can now sign up to this session here.