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Nairobi Statement on Climate Change, Peace, Security and Stability in Africa

Nairobi Statement on Climate Change, Peace, Security and Stability in Africa
  1. Mobilising climate finance for peace in Africa: Supporting those communities - including women, girls, youth, the elderly, persons with disabilities, migrants, displaced persons, pastoralists and minorities - whose stability and peace are most affected by climate- and environment-related risks by enhancing their rights to access climate action opportunities and marshalling climate and biodiversity finance into fragile contexts, to better promote inclusive, peaceful and sustainable development;
  2. . Climate security risk-informed resilience and adaptation: Engaging Multilateral Development Banks, climate finance institutions and development partners to improve financing of resilience and adaptation in the face of wide ranging climate change and biodiversity loss challenges across Africa by bringing conflict sensitivity and climate security into the heart of discussions and operations, in addition to mitigation efforts, and utilizing context specific solutions informed by comprehensive multisectoral approaches and local realities ;
  3. Climate-security risk informed peace-building: Collaborating to improve operational responses to support stability and peace by firmly integrating climate change and environmental degradation and their impacts into early warning systems, mediation, peace building and keeping and other peace support operations, to promote resilience and avoid a vicious cycle where climate change and environmental degradation worsen drivers of conflict, which in turn increase vulnerability to impacts;
  4. Ensuring the protection of and durable solutions for persons displaced by the impacts of climate change: Fostering partnerships and inclusive approaches to help shape migration policy, governance and practice through integration of people in vulnerable situations including women and the youth through humanrights based approaches to the climate change-migration nexus;
  5. Continued political leadership: Assuring that due to the significant risks posed by climate change to peace and stability, loss of biodiversity and environmental degradation, climate adaptation and mitigation will remain a top priority in the highest levels of government;
  6. Knowledge and experience sharing: Sharing experience, knowledge, information and expertise across all levels of governance to shape and deliver coordinated and inclusive policies and practices that are conflict-sensitive, gender-responsive, and tailored to local conditions and needs of the people.

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