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Addressing the triple burden of climate change, conflict and malnutrition to improve prospects for peace

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    09:30 am > 11:00 am

Join this hybrid side event at COP26 in Glasgow. Organised in collaboration with the UN World Food Programme, IFAD, FAO, SIPRI, UNHCR, and the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition.

The paradigm shift that links climate action to prospects for peace has yet to be adequately reflected in the global policy agenda.  For strategies to sustainably tackle the compounded challenges of climate change, hunger and conflict, they must be grounded in the needs and realities of affected populations and consider the dynamic context in different country situations. With facilitation from Princess Sarah of Jordan, the panel will discuss how partnerships between humanitarian, development and research can help establish concrete actions that provide multiple dividends of climate resilience, conflict prevention, and food systems resilience.

We’ll explore the following questions:

  • What links food systems with climate action and conflict?
  • How do organisations prepare for, and respond to, climate as a risk multiplier in conflict settings?
  • What are the changes in the global policy agenda needed to reflect the climate-food-peace nexus?
  • Which partnerships are required to achieve a double climate resilience/conflict prevention dividend?
  • What are the most recent findings from research partnerships exploring pathways between climate, conflict food insecurity and malnutrition?

Our panel

  • Moderator: H.R.H. Princess Sarah Zeid, Special Advisor on Maternal and Child Nutrition  (moderator)
  • Simon Coveney, Irish Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Ute Klamert, Assistant Executive Director, WFP
  • Jyotsna Puri, Associate Vice-President, IFAD
  • Andrew Harper, Special Advisor to the High Commissioner for Refugees on Climate Action, UNHCR
  • Claudia Sadoff, Executive Management Team Convener and Managing Director, Research Delivery and Impact
  • Dan Smith, Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, SIPRI