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Parallel Session 1. The Intersection of Climate and Conflict Risk: Accelerating Action to Achieve Resilience
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sun Sep 22, 2019
Main Auditorium

Description

Climate change is exacerbating the vulnerability of millions of people living in fragile or conflict-affected environments. 

This session will focus on the experiences of people directly affected by - and working on - conflict and climate, shaping global policy and broadening the prioritization of addressing conflict and climate in fragile contexts in relation to other stressors.

The most severe impacts of climate change are where capacities to deal with these changes are eroded by conflict, fragility, unbalanced development and natural resource management choices.

Lead organisations: International Institute
for Sustainable Development (IISD), Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Co-hosting organisations: Mercy Corps, Wetlands International, Stockholm Climate Security Hub, Near East Foundation, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre



Speakers
Nkem Ifejjka Journalist, ODI
Alec Crawford Senior Policy Advisor, IISD
Katie Peters Senior Research Fellow, ODI
Florian Krampe Senior Researcher, SIPRI
Karounga Keita Wetlands Africa
Maurice Amollo Chief of party, Mercy Corps
Katarina Veem Director, Stockholm International Water Institute
Jennifer Abdella Director of Climate Resilient Development , Near East Foundation

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