United Nations General Assembly High-Level Side Event
25 September at 12.30pm EST
The Kingdom of Belgium, the Republic of Niger, the European Union and the ICRC would like to invite you to a high-level side event on the occasion of the 75th UN General Assembly Ministerial Week to discuss the humanitarian impact of combined climate and conflict risks. The event will be co-hosted by:
Key note speaker: ERC/USG M. Lowcock (OCHA)
Panel – moderated by K. Peters (ODI)
Those hardest hit by climate change are most often already in vulnerable conditions. People living in areas of conflict are particularly impacted by climate shocks as their resilience and capacity to cope has been degraded by armed conflict and violence. While we know that these challenges will grow as the effects of climate change increase, the humanitarian impact of these interacting risks has received limited attention in international discussions on climate and security.
The objective of this UNGA side event is to unpack how combined climate risks, environmental degradation and conflict exacerbate people’s vulnerability and reflect on how to better support them. Panellists will share their latest reflections and analysis on humanitarian concerns and present their recommendations on how to adapt our response to strengthen people’s resilience.
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