May 6, 2021
11:00-12:15 (ET) / 17:00-18:15 (CET)
How do climate-related security risks—the adverse impacts of climate change on human, state and international security—affect efforts to prevent violent extremism? The tackling of climate-related security risks represents, for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners, a strategic focus on delivering innovative and cross-cutting approaches to promote climate action and sustaining peace. This high-level panel will pivot on UNDP’s efforts to shift the discussion from the academic debate around causality to identifying good practices, operational responses and avoiding reductionism, determinism and instrumentalization.