Building on the high-level political Part I of BCSC 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.
The aim of the session "Data and Climate Security: How Climate Security Data Analytics Can Support Integrated Analysis for Sustaining Peace" is to discuss how data can support integrated analysis of and responses to climate-related security risks. In particular, this session explored what the most relevant data for climate security is, and how it can inform political decision-making aimed at sustaining peace. The session facilitated a dialogue between environmental data experts and representatives from the political pillar of the United Nations, addressing questions on how to ensure integrated programming that is conflict-sensitive and climate-informed, and concentrating on practitioner examples from the Arab region.
Ginevra Cucinotta, Learning Portfolio Manager, United Nations System Staff College.
Carol Chouchani Cherfane, Chief, Water Resources Section and RICCAR Coordinator, Arab Centre for Climate Change Policies, Climate Change and Natural Resource Sustainability Cluster, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).
Daanish Masood, Innovation, Departement of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, United Nations.
Eoghan Darbyshire, Environmental Scientist and Researcher, The Conflict and Environment Observatory.