This high-level side event to the UN General Assembly took stock of recent learning on climate-security and peacebuilding, focusing on how peacebuilding efforts might better address or mitigate the climate-related security risks. It also considered how the Humanitarian-Development-Peacebuilding (HDP) nexus might be better leveraged to contribute to positive environmental peacebuilding and conflict prevention, and to climate adaptation and development in areas most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The roundtable focused on experiences in the Sahel region to identify and discuss policies, practices, and partnerships that might better advance climate-responsive peacebuilding, while also taking into account the particular needs and capacities of at-risk populations in the region.
The roundtable discussion took place on Wednesday 21 September 2022.
Moderator: Dr Erica Gaston, Head of Conflict Prevention and Sustaining Peace Programme, United Nations University.
This side event was co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN in New York with the Permanent Missions of Niger and Senegal in collaboration with United Nations University Centre for Policy Research and adelphi.