This online discussion draws directly from the theme and substance of the UNGA75 high-level panel, opening up the conversation to other affected regions, with a view to documenting nexus experiences as they may inform efforts to address climate-related security risks and the synthesis report takes this theme as its headline. 
 

  1. What are the main challenges for climate security and peacebuilding in affected regions, from the perspective of the HDP nexus?
     
  2. How is climate-security impacting your work and programmes across the HDP nexus? Who are the main actors?
     
  3. What solutions are working on the ground? How are they working and why are they successful?
     
  4. What else needs to be done and how can we raise the bar together?

 

Comments (6)

Berith Deborah Karasch Moderator

Welcome to the e-discussion on "Addressing climate-related security risks - a perspective from the HDP nexus". I am delighted to be your moderator until 20 October and in that function will help structure the discussion, engage in the exchange and provide a brief summary highlighting key points discussed by the end of this first of 4 weeks of e-consultation.   

This online room draws directly from the theme and substance of the UNGA75 high-level panel, opening up the conversation to other affected regions, with a view to documenting nexus experiences as they may inform efforts to address climate-related security risks.  

Please use the 4 guiding questions above as the starting point for your inputs. We are very much looking forward to a constructive and focused exchange. 

Berith  

Michael Moroz Moderator

For the main challenges for climate security and peacebuilding in affected regions, from the perspective of the HDP nexus, do responses effectively address environmental and climate change factors?  Are they integrated into a sector/cluster, or led by an agency/organization?   When thinking about financing, donors could adapt to UN-led humanitarian responses that have gone 5+ years in a context beyond basic needs and resilience - but is that the reality in a one/two year cycle?  

Berith Deborah Karasch Moderator

Thank you Michael Moroz for your inputs and sharing these very relevant concerns. I agree on the importance of taking into account both short-term and long-term implications and tailor reponses to context specific realities. Would you have an example of a successful intervention on the ground which you could share (Q3)?

Berith Deborah Karasch Moderator

[~87968] and [~91332] what would you consider the main challenges (Q1) and would you have any examples of a successful intervention (Q3)?

Catherine Wong

Berith Karasch, conflict analysis and understanding conflict dynamics, the lay of the land etc. is really important. This doesn't automatically lead us to solutions, particularly in complex contexts, so I would say we need to assess the problem on the one hand but the solutions on the other, and what is actually working. 

From the panel last week, the role of local peacebuilding actors was highlighted and how we can better connect with those actors already on the ground. 

Stella m Katiku

Okay Deborah I have not yet seen somewhere this has worked, but it doesn't mean there ain't solution. In the Horn of Africa this process of integration has somehow worked for a short term. But there is no positive peace that has prevailed why?  

This is because of the actors involved they collaborate and confront depending on their interests.

The issue of the government vs the actors is another intricate / the grass roots communities and the organization

There is also top-down approach rather than horizontal / inclusive regardless of tribe, race, borders, 

There's no culture background traditions held onto communities that contradict the government policies and to deconstruct  that may take time especially if government choose to use the hard power.


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