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Addressing climate-fragility risks – Linking peacebuilding, climate change adaptation and sustainable livelihoods: Guidance note

The guidance note developed as part of the Climate Change and Security project supports the development and implementation of strategies, policies, and projects that seek to build resilience by linking climate change adaptation, peacebuilding, and sustainable livelihoods. It supports practitioners in the fields of climate adaptation, development, and peace and conflict, as well as decision-makers in national, regional, and local government agencies and donor organisations. The guidance note specifically seeks to support actors working in conflict-affected settings who want to identify climate-fragility risks and devise appropriate strategies and policy responses or develop and implement a project or program. It contains:

  • A brief introduction outlines the need for integrated approaches to address climate-fragility risks.
  • Step 1 describes a process to identify climate-fragility risks and to assess the potential for resilience to these risks.
  • Step 2 describes how to translate these assessments into policies and action.

Throughout the note, checklists and guiding questions help readers put these concepts and approaches into action. In addition, a separate monitoring and evaluation (M&E) note provides guidance for measuring the effectiveness of these efforts; and a toolbox lists further reading and additional tools.


Toolkit_Addressing climate-fragility risks_Guidance Note (1 of 3).pdf

Access here a new revised version published in 2022.