Climate change and conflict are already reversing development gains and impeding prospects for achieving the SDGs. Yet many questions require further understanding to inform efforts to address these risks:
To discuss these questions and identify ways forward, the EU Delegation to the UN and adelphi are convening a breakfast meeting, drawing on lessons from the field and expert inputs to discuss the purpose and value of assessing linked climate and fragility issues in order to promote peaceful, sustainable development. These discussions will focus on the Lake Chad as a case study, and reflect how lessons learnt from this region can be drawn for other regions, with a particular view on what the interlinked nature of these risks means for implementing the SDGs.
8:30 a.m. - Introduction by H. E. João Vale de Almeida, Ambassador of the EU to the UN
8:40 a.m. - Case study: Climate and Fragility risks in the Lake Chad region, Janani Vivekananda, adelphi
9:00 a.m. - Planned 5 minute inputs: Responding climate and fragility risks on the ground
9:15 a.m. - Open floor discussion: The implications of climate-fragility on the SDGs
9:40 a.m. - Wrap-up and close
The event will be moderated by Oli Brown, Chatham House.
A light breakfast will be served. Due to limited spaces available, please register by Tuesday 9 July.
Please note that photo ID is mandatory to gain access to the premises of the EU Delegation.