Climate Change in the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission and Fund

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State fragility and climate vulnerability
State fragility and climate vulnerability

This policy paper focuses on two institutions that are integral parts of the UN peacebuilding architecture, the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) and the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF). The PBC is an intergovernmental body that supports peacebuilding in countries that are emerging from conflict and advises the General Assembly and the Security Council. The UN Secretary General’s PBF is the UN’s financial instrument of first resort to sustain peace incountries or situations at risk or affected by violent conflict.

The aim of the paper is twofold: 1) to show how climate change is impacting efforts to build and sustain peace, and 2) to provide concrete recommendations on how climate change could be better integrated into the PBC’sand PBF’s works.

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