Building on the high-level political Part I of Berlin Climate and Security Conference 2020 and the launch of the Global Climate Security Risk and Foresight Assessment, Part II of the conference runs from September 7 to October 2. It brings together the climate-security community of practice and aims to inform policies and programming on the ground, including the Global Climate Security Risk and Foresight Assessment led by adelphi and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
The conference features a diverse and engaging programme of 22 partner-led online sessions, on themes selected to further the understanding of, and ability to address specific aspects of climate change and security which urgently need deeper exploration. Topics include how to better use data in climate security risk assessments, urban climate-security risks, integration of gender into responses to climate-security risks, and migration and displacement in the context of climate change and conflict. Events are hosted by adelphi, the Berghof Foundation, CCCPA, Chatham House, Clingendael, the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office, the German Red Cross, the International Development Law Organization, the IRC, the Munich Security Conference, PIK, the Red Cross Crescent Climate Centre, UNEP, and the UNSSC.
A growing body of evidence documents the interlinkages between gender inequality, climate change and peace and security. In many cases, the impacts of climate change deepen pre-existing gender and social inequalities, further exacerbating risks to sustainable, inclusive peace. Understanding the differentiated experiences of women and men from diverse backgrounds is therefore crucial, as it can also open new avenues to achieve climate action, gender equality and peacebuilding goals.
The objectives of this session are to unpack the gender dimensions of climate-related security risks and point out opportunities for action. Speakers present case studies that illustrate the different ways that gender inequality shapes the risks for women and men facing different climate- and conflict-related challenges. The session aims to offer recommendations for integrating a gender lens into climate-security discussions, debates, context analyses, and programme design. It concludes with an open discussion during which participants are encouraged to engage with the panellists.
• Ginevra Cucinotta, Learning Portfolio Manager, United Nations System Staff College
• Maiara Folly, Co-founder, Plataforma CIPÓ
• Bénoudji Colette, Founder, Lead Tchad
• Molly Kellogg, Programme Advisor to the Joint UN Programme on Women, Natural Resources, Climate and Peace, UNEP