To date, responses to climate change have failed to address the full range of knock-on effects. Most climate change programmes do not address conflict, while most peacebuilding programmes do not take climate risks into account. As a result, development organizations frequently design separate programmes for climate change adaptation and peacebuilding, sometimes with conflicting objectives. 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.
The guidance note developed as part of the Climate Change and Security project supports the development and implementation of strategies, policies, and projects that seek to build resilience by linking climate change adaptation, peacebuilding, and sustainable livelihoods. It supports practitioners in the fields of climate adaptation, development, and peace and conflict, as well as decision-makers in national, regional, and local government agencies and donor organisations. The guidance note specifically seeks to support actors working in conflict-affected settings who want to identify climate-fragility risks and devise appropriate strategies and policy responses or develop and implement a project or program. It contains:
Throughout the note, checklists and guiding questions help readers put these concepts and approaches into action. In addition, a separate monitoring and evaluation (M&E) note provides guidance for measuring the effectiveness of these efforts; and a toolbox lists further reading and additional tools.