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“A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks” – new report for the G7

Atualizado: 25 de Out de 2019

A new report, “A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks” has just been released by an independent consortium working on behalf of the G7 to look into the relationship between climate change and fragile and conflict-affected states. The report, featuring contributions from Gerald Stang, GG10 member and Senior Associate Analyst at the EU Institute for Security Studies, was presented to German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier last week in Berlin.

At the close of a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Lübeck on April 15, ministers announced a stronger collective commitment to tackling climate-related risks in states experiencing situations of fragility:“Climate change is among the most serious challenges facing our world,” the ministers’ final communiqué declared. “It poses a threat to the environment, global security, and economic prosperity.

It has the potential to reverse the progress that has been made in the past decades in tackling global poverty. Without adequate mitigation and adaptation efforts, the impacts of rising temperatures and changing precipitation patterns heighten the risk of instability and conflict. We must effectively address this challenge.” The report is being released on a new global knowledge platform that aims to generate knowledge and bring together resources to build the evidence base on climate change and fragility:

A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate-Fragility Risks

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