To date, responses to climate change have failed to address the full range of knock-on effects. Most climate change programmes do not address conflict and ignore future conflict impacts. Most peacebuilding programmes do not take climate risks into account. As a result, development organizations frequently design separate programmes for climate change adaptation and peacebuilding, sometimes with conflicting objectives. This toolbox provides you with a number of tools and exercises, and offers further reading on selected topics.
Three entry points are of particular relevance to link climate change adaptation, peacebuilding and sustainable livelihoods. Each of these entry points can be used to ensure peacebuilding efforts take account of climate change or to address conflict risks in climate change programming:
The toolbox supports the implementation of the Guidance Note ‘Addressing Climate-Fragility Risks’ which facilitates the development of strategies, policies, and projects that seek to increase resilience by linking climate change adaptation, peacebuilding, and sustainable livelihoods. 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.