CGIAR Webinar Series on Climate Security 2021

9 August 2021 - 4 November 2021

The CGIAR is hosting a webinar series of live and interactive sessions to highlight the importance of connecting science and policy in the context of climate security to ensure sustainable natural resource management and resilient food systems as a foundation for peace.

9 AUGUST| Putting climate security at the heart of humanitarian intervention

9 August 2021, 16:00-17:00

Conventional evaluations and indexes that measure the extent and quality of peace more often than not fail to embrace the role that climate can play in insecurity and instability. 

The speakers in our second will aim to correct this imbalance by developing indicators and measurements that are sensitive to climate and conflict.

Expert Panellists:

David Hammond, Director of Research at the Institute for Economics & Peace

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26 AUGUST | Understanding mitigation in the climate security nexus

26 August 2021, 16:00-17:00

How climate mitigation efforts relate to peace and security are poorly understood: adaptation and mitigation interventions may simultaneously increase and decrease security for different people.

The speakers in this third webinar will aim to correct this imbalance by exploring how climate science can contribute to mitigation and adaptation policies and solutions in climate-vulnerable regions, globally.

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9 SEPTEMBER | How can we respond to climate security crises in Africa?

9 September 2021, 16:00-17:00

The CGIAR has developed the Africa Crisis Observatory to provide clear, relevant and actionable evidence to policymakers on how, where and when climate drives insecurity and exacerbates vulnerabilities in periods of conflict. It does this by monitoring and assessing existing and developing crises – alerting policymakers to critical areas that require engagement and action.  

This fourth in a new series of debates will explore ways this new crisis observatory can support peace and security in Africa.

Join the high-level webinar to find out more about how we can respond to climate crises in Africa.

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23 SEPTEMBER | How can we respond to the climate security crisis in Latin America dry corridor?

23 September 2021, 16:00-17:00

Join CGIAR FOCUS Climate Security for the fifth webinar in a new series that explores ways we can respond to climate security crises in the Latin America Dry Corridor. CGIAR is now quantitatively mapping the climate security risks in the region. 

This webinar will explore a variety of innovative methodologies that connect socio-economic and political drivers with climate data.

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7 OCTOBER | Do national & international policies undermine climate security?

7 October 2021, 16:00-17:00

Policies that address existing insecurity must examine links with climate change, and the CGIAR-developed ‘climate security lens’ is a crucial tool in mapping. There is, however, convergence and divergence between climate and security policies.

This debate will explore how effective national and international climate security policies are currently, and what can be done to improve them, conscious to bridge the gap between climate science and policy. 

Join CGIAR FOCUS Climate Security’s webinar with high-level speakers from across the world tackling the question of policy and climate security.

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21 OCTOBER | Putting Gender at the heart of climate security

21 October 2021, 16:00-17:00

Gender-sensitive and gender-inclusive peace initiatives are essential in securing sustainable peace, and the gender dimension of the climate security nexus overlaps with this. This webinar will endeavor to improve understanding of the gender-differentiated effects of climate change, and the role that these impacts play in the promotion of an inclusive and peaceful society.

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4 NOVEMBER | How can climate science support peace in MENA?

4 November 2021, 16:00-17:00

Climate change, population growth and overuse of natural resources are contributing to desperate conditions, and violent extremist organisations (VEOs) are weaponizing the scarcity of water. Nowhere is this trend more visible than in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). 

Speakers in our debate will explore how climate science can support peace in the Middle East and North Africa.

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