A Roadmap for Resilience: Financing Climate Action to Address Vulnerability, Food Security and Human Mobility
09 Nov 2022, 13:15pm
Room 4 / Khufu (Blue Zone), Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
IOM, OHRLLS, UNDRR, UNHCR, UNCDF
In Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt: the event will take place in Room 4 / Khufu, at the Blue Zone.
The world’s most vulnerable nations, the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS), are on the frontlines of the climate emergency, a crisis they did not create but contend with daily. Growing risks, largely fueled by climate change, are pushing many communities in these fragile and highly vulnerable countries to the edge of tipping into recurring or protracted states of deepening crisis, from which they may not be able to return.
In particular, the sudden and slow-onset events and processes linked to climate change result in hidden effects on human mobility and food security. The IPCC has been clear, “observed climate change is already affecting food security.”
Desertification, sea-level rise, extreme heat, and extreme weather events pose issues of livelihoods availability, water scarcity and reduced resilience, all which jeopardise food security and sustainable development and contribute to patterns of human mobility.
We also know that compounded effects of conflict affecting “global agricultural commodity market players, at a time of already high and increasingly volatile international food and input prices, raises significant concerns over the potential negative impact on global food security” (FAO, 2022). These links raise questions of international protection for people having to move across borders.
LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS need accelerated action and finance for climate adaptation in order to reduce their vulnerability, increase their food security and address human mobility.
This session will explore and discuss those interventions known to be transformational by actors working across the full spectrum of solutions to adjust our livelihoods adaptation and resilience, loss and damage, disaster risk reduction and migration management approaches and unlock public and private financing so that they are suited to contexts where vulnerability is high, coping capacities are low, resources are often constrained and other factors such as conflict or fragility come into play.
The event will involve an open discussion among High-level representatives of UN entities, Governments and representatives of affected communities, facilitated by a moderator – based on the Talanoa dialogue method or the “fishbowl” format or as cross between a talk show and a town hall meeting.
This event will draw on the achievements of parties and UN agencies at previous policy fora, including the World Water Forum (WWF), UNCCD COP15, Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction 2022 (GP22), ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment, the International Migration Review Forum (IMRF), the 56th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW56), the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development, among others.
- Ms. Rabab Fatima, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS)
- Mr. Antonio Vitorino, Director General, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
- Hon. Beatrice Anywar Atim, Minister of State for Environment, Government of Uganda, Host of the Kampala Inter-Ministerial Conference on Migration, Environment and Climate Change
- H.E. Amb. Khadija Mohamed Al Makhzoumi, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Federal Republic of Somalia
- Mr. Michael Köhler, Acting Director-General of the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO), European Commission
- Ms. Tina Stege, Climate Envoy for the Marshall Islands
- Ms. Rose Kobusinge, Youth Representative on Migration and Climate Change
- Mr. Craig Cogut, CEO, Pegasus Capital
- Mr. Andrew Harper, Special Advisor on Climate Action, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
- Dr. Benedikt Franke, CEO, Munich Security Conference