Lucas Destrijcker

Lucas Destrijcker is an Advisor at the Climate Diplomacy and Security programme, where he works for the Climate Diplomacy knowledge platform and Weathering Risk. He is passionate about understanding how environmental impacts in times of climate change affect livelihoods, and peace and security, particularly in conflict-affected or fragile settings. He is interested in identifying and promoting evidence-based solutions to address existing risks.

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Climate, Peace and Security Assessment: Mali


Climate, Peace and Security Assessment: Mali is the first full-length national case study using the Weathering Risk methodology, combining state-of-the-art climate impacts data with on-the-ground conflict analysis. It provides a ground-breaking level of detail into a country long seen as a hotspot for compound climate change and conflict risks.


Anticipating Trends in the Sahel: Summary for Policy Makers


This report synthesises predictive analytics and strategic foresights to support the UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel (UNISS) in promoting data-driven and evidence-based approaches in the Sahel, a region with numerous interconnected risks across the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding pillars.

Entry points and priorities for MINUSMA to address environmental and climate security in Mali

Since its deployment in 2013, the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has worked on ways to address security risks associated with the environment and the effects of climate change. This paper proposes practical ways for MINUSMA to operationalise parts of its mandate linked to the climate and environment, including guidance on the role of a specific environmental and climate security advisor.