Implications of Climate-Related Mobility for Peace and Security
03 Dec 2023, 12:30pm
Blue Zone, Food Pavilion
This regional launch event of CGIAR's MENA Regional Climate Security Hub explores the interactions between climate change, peace, and human mobility. This nexus is particularly relevant in the context of rapid urbanization, where cities are at the forefront of the climate emergency while dealing with inflows of internal migrants and increasing human security concerns. The session will identify opportunities to enhance peace-positive climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies in the context of displacement and migration, exploring innovative approaches to the climate, migration, and peace nexus such as CGIAR’s Fragility, Conflict, and Migration Initiative and skilled migration partnerships led by IOM.
Identify practical steps of how consideration of peacebuilding can be integrated into
approaches to humanitarian response, development, and resilience approaches - including in
urban settings – as well as climate adaptation and mitigation efforts for communities at risk
of displacement and for those already displaced by climate-related impacts.
Showcase existing initiatives, projects, and programs in relation to building resilience for
communities at risk of displacement; improving ecological, humanitarian, and socio-economic
conditions in areas of origin and destination of mobility; protecting the needs of those on the
move due to climate change impacts; actively fostering social cohesion among migrants and
host communities, and operationalizing the gender-climate-conflict-migration nexus.
Establish a learning process based on examples of best practices that have emerged in
different climatic, political, and socio-economic migration contexts from across the regions
prioritized in this event.
Explore barriers and challenges that preclude the transition from emergency aid to longer-term, durable HDP nexus solutions in which the participation of displaced communities, refugees, and migrants.
Discuss concrete action points for the MENA Regional Climate Security Hub and CGIAR’s FOCUS Climate Security Team to contribute to a peace positive climate and migration agenda.
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