Climate change will negatively affect human security and development across the world. In fragile regions, this could lead to political instability. Adaptation can be a "threat minimiser" according to an analysis by the UN General Secretary.
The Federal Environmental Agency tasked adelphi with analysing the interlinkages between climate change, adaptation and crisis prevention. On the basis of a number of relevant regional case studies, the design of conflict sensitive adaptation strategies was further explored. The results were discussed and presented in national and international expert forums and policy dialogues. By researching the role of adaptation in preventing climate-induced risks, the project also provided support for the political discussions at the EU, UN and OSCE levels.