Gender, Climate & Security Report 2020

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women and the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) have conducted a study on Gender, Climate and Security. The report looks at Climate Change as the ultimate “threat multiplier”‘; as it threats peace and security-building in the 21st century.

The impact of Climate Change has already increased the insecurity of vulnerable communities in serval regions across the globe, including exacerbating the loss of livelihoods, food insecurity, competition over scarce resources, human mobility and political and economic instability. The report further highlights the importance of integrating Climate Change in fragile and conflict-affected settings where governance is limited or ineffective, the consequences of Climate Change can interact with other political, social, and economic stresses to compound existing tensions, which can undermine development gains, escalate into violence or disrupt fragile peace processes.

Find the full report here and the report summary here



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