REPORT

A New Climate for Peace

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.

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Resilience Compass

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.

RESOURCES

Factbook, Readings, Events

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.

Thematic Reading

Paris Peace Forum

11 November, 2018 to 13 November, 2018
La Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris, France

Inspired by the COP 21 model, the Paris Peace Forum will be a forum for discussion and debate with special emphasis on civil society initiatives, and for sharing experiences and innovative solutions involving all the stakeholders in governance:

  • Heads of State and Government leaders, local and national elected representatives;
  • regional and international organisations, especially UN agencies;
  • civil society in its broadest sense: companies, associations, NGOs, foundations, think tanks, media, trade unions, religious leaders, philanthropists, experts, etc.

With these actors, the Paris Peace Forum aims to strengthen the actions of existing multilateral organisations, primarily the United Nations, and speed up implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

The Paris Peace Forum will also offer the right setting for convening actors from around the world to launch formal initiatives, track-two exercises, mediations and bilateral dialogues.

The expected output of the Forum is take these projects one step further by publicizing them, vetting them through debates in various formats, and having their promoters meet the "implementers" -states, international bodies like the UN, but also G7, G20, BRICS, OECD, and many others. Several thousand participants are expected, and 150 projects will be featured in the "Space of solutions" (the exhibition space).

The other output of the Forum is to testify there is still a constituency for collective action, among states and civil society both in the Global North and the Global South, beyond populism and inter-state tensions -and to mobilize public opinions and leaders for that cause. After all, economists have Davos and security experts have Munich, Shangri-La or Valdai -but there is no place to advance the cause of good governance.

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