Collaborative Learning Project on the Climate-Fragility-Peace Nexus

Background 

The confluence of climate exposure, fragility, and potentially violent conflict demands a rethinking of humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding practice (triple-nexus) in the 21st century. While the exact causal relationships among climate, fragility, and conflict are inherently complex and sometimes contradictory, there is no doubt that climate change is having extreme effects on ecologies, livelihoods, resource use, economies, and health. Climate change could push an additional 132 million people into poverty by 2030, and could result in the displacement of a 143 million by 2050 with detrimental effects for global peace and development. Climate change is therefore seen as a “threat-multiplier” in violent conflict, exasperating existing conflict drivers by putting pressures on livelihoods, economies, amplifying resource competition, spurring migration, and contributing to habitat loss.

Environmental Peacebuilding @ CDA 

The climate-fragility-peace nexus presents a radically new operational environment for humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding interventions. It poses a new set of complex challenges, in which social, political, economic, and environmental problems must be addressed systemically and simultaneously across various scales, incorporating local, national, regional, and global programs. 

In contributing to the growing knowledge base on climate, fragility and conflict CDA Collaborative Learning Projects is developing practitioner-centered evidence base tools and assessment frameworks through a rigorous and long-tested collaborative learning approach that has been adapted to purpose.

If you like to learn more or get connected with us, do reach out to [email protected] for more information. 

Our People

Siad Darwish Ph.D, Senior Associate, Culture, Conflict, and the Environment

Ruth Rhoads Allen, President and Chief Collaboration Officer

Diana Campos, Program Coordinator