A New Climate for Peace – Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks – Executive Summary

A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks
Rüttinger, Lukas; Gerald Stang, Dan Smith, Dennis Tänzler, Janani Vivekananda et al. 2015: A New Climate for Peace – Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks. Executive Summary. Berlin/London/ Washington/Paris: adelphi/International Alert/The Wilson Center/EUISS.

"A New Climate for Peace" is an independent report commissioned by members of the G7 Member States. The report identifies seven compound climate-fragility risks that pose serious threats to the stability of states and societies in the decades ahead. Based on a thorough assessment of existing policies on climate change adaptation, development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and peacebuilding, the report recommends that the G7 take concrete action, both as individual members and jointly, to tackle climate-fragility risks and increase the resilience of states and societies to them. Stakeholders across five continents have engaged in discussions on risk perception, preventive policy approaches and strategies as part of a series of dialogues and consultations. The results of this process are also part of the study. The report was prepared by an independent consortium of leading research institutes, consisting of International Alert, the Wilson Center and the European Union Institute for Security Studies led by adelphi.