Backdraft: The Conflict Potential of Climate Mitigation and Adaptation

TitelBackdraft: The Conflict Potential of Climate Mitigation and Adaptation
Typ der PublikationReport
Publikationsjahr2013
AutorInnenN.N.
Untertitel / SerientitelWilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program study
Pagination60pp.
InstitutionWoodrow Wilson i nternational Center for Scholars
StadtWashington, DC
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Not only can activities for climate change mitigation and lowering vulnerability to climate change be seen as suitable approaches to avoid conflict, what has been ignored is the fact that these efforts could also aggravate existing conflicts or create new ones if not carefully designed. To fill this gap, the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program released a study entitled "Backdraft: The Conflict Potential of Climate Mitigation and Adaptation". The report comprises two policy reviews and a number of case studies and “spotlights” and was recently launched in Washington, D.C.. Three key insights emerge from the report to inform policy decisions on climate change:-    Do no harm: Recognize that all interventions have the potential to exacerbate or alleviate existing tensions.-    Be open to new ideas: Improve communication and collaboration across communities and disciplines, from climate science and natural resource management experts to international development entities and the military. Intelligent adaptation and mitigation policies need flexible programmes that measure their success against multiple objectives, not just one target.-    Build pathways to peace: Identify and implement climate change programmes that can support peace-building initiatives. More informationDownload

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