This guidance note supports the development of strategies, policies, and projects that seek to increase resilience by linking climate change adaptation, peacebuilding, and sustainable livelihoods.
This climate-fragility risks guidance note seeks to inform the development and implementation of strategies, policies, or projects that seek to build resilience by linking climate change adaptation, peacebuilding, and sustainable livelihoods. It recommends a two step approach to build resilience to climate-fragility risks
- Assess the links and interactions between climate change, fragility, and conflict, and identify climate-fragility risks; and,
- Translate assessments into appropriate responses that link peacebuilding, climate change adaptation, and development measures.
The approach can be applied to a range of policies, programmes, and projects, and at different scales. It is intended for two main uses:
- To inform strategy and policy development; and,
- To develop and implement a project or programme
This note can also be used to mainstream climate-fragility considerations into existing projects and programmes that want to move beyond being “conflict sensitive” and instead proactively build peace. This guidance note will help you to:
- Better understand fragility, conflict, and climate risks; the interlinkages between them; and the challenges and opportunities they present.
- Draw on existing best practices from peacebuilding and climate change adaptation to design and operate policies and programmes.
- Maximise the positive contributions of your policies or programmes to climate resilience and peacebuilding.
- Minimise the unintended negative consequences of your policies or programmes on climate resilience and peacebuilding.
Who should use this guidance note?
This note is aimed at a broad audience of practitioners in the fields of climate adaptation, development, and peace and conflict, as well as other decision-makers in national, regional, and local government agencies and donor organisations. It is specifically focused on actors working in conflict-prone and conflict-affected settings who want to identify climate-fragility risks and devise appropriate strategies and policy responses or to design and implement projects that build resilience against climate-fragility risks.