Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks
This independent report, commissioned by the G7 members, 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 resilience to them.
When climate change exacerbates conflicts and crises, resilience must be the compass for foreign policy. The Resilience Compass features news, reflections and opinions on climate change and fragility, with contributions from the Wilson Center’s New Security Beat, International Alert and guest authors.
This collection of resources complements and extends the analysis of the report. It contains an interactive factbook allowing users to explore case studies from around the world and provides background readings and contextualized report and event summaries.
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) will host the fourth Stockholm Security Conference (SSC 19) on 3 October 2019, under the theme ‘Conflict and technology: Now and in the future.’ Through plenary and breakout sessions, the conference will look at how the nature of conflict is changing today and how technology impacts conflict.
Building on from the previous year's conference themed ''Emerging technologies: Unseen connections, missing players, absent solutions", SSC 19 will consider the trends and investigate to what extent rapid technological developments are shaping conflict and what this means for dealing with conflicts today and in the future. The conference will also evaluate where changes are currently taking place and who is impacted by technology in conflict.
SSC 19 will provide an informal setting for discussion between leading experts and representatives from the political, military, academic, and business communities, as well as civil society. Gathering these different communities at the same conference to jointly examine conflict through the lens of technology will bring the conversation closer to identifying all facets of the problem and thereby develop better solutions.
[This information originally appeared on sipri.org.]