In countries affected by conflict and fragility, climated-related risks such as resource conflicts, livelihood insecurity and weather-related disasters can create negative feedback loops. Climate change increases conflict risks and makes peacebuilding more challenging, and the resulting fragility and conflict further increases the vulnerability of societies to climate change. This is especially worrisome as there is an increasing confluence of countries that are particularly vulnerable to climate change and affected by conflict and fragility: 70% of the bottom quartile of countries most vulnerable to climate change are also in the bottom quartile of the most fragile countries in the world.
This infographic shows the countries that receive funding from the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) and their vulnerability score to climate change according to the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) index. All countries in red are in the bottom quartile of the index and all orange countries are in the third quartile.