Putting Gender at the Heart of Climate Security
21 October 2021, 16:00-17:00 CEST
The evidence about the conflicts we have seen around the world since the turn of the century points to a simple conclusion: Conflicts between communities, armed groups, and even military forces are increasingly being affected by changing climates, environmental degradation, food security, and the struggle to control a finite pool of natural resources. Because of a changing climate, the way governments and communities manage land, water, and food systems is now more than ever a pivotal factor in whether societies can endure peace.
Gender-sensitive and gender-inclusive peace initiatives are essential in securing a sustainable peace, and the gender dimension of the climate security nexus overlaps with this. This initiative endeavours 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.
This description was excerpted from gender-nr-peace.org.