The Conflict Potential of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation: Backdraft Revisited

26 September 2016
Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington DC, US

2015 was a banner year for international commitments to address climate change. However, as countries take steps to implement National Adaptation Plans and cut emissions, policymakers and practitioners may find themselves grappling with the unintended consequences of climate action.

How climate responses are developed and implemented could increase the vulnerability of populations and contribute to political instability. As part of an ongoing effort by ECSP to investigate the conflict and peacebuilding potential of climate change, including “Backdraft: The Conflict Potential of Climate Change Adaptation and Migration” and A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks, join us in a roundtable discussion on current efforts to understand the potential “backdraft” effect of responses to climate change. 

Source: wilsoncenter.org