From diagnosis to action: Five lessons for addressing climate security risks

Today, 70% of the world’s most climate-vulnerable countries are at high risk of climate-related conflict, driving the urgent need for action on climate security issues.

This learning note outlines five critical steps to addressing climate security risks based on more than 15 years of programming by International Alert.

Current and former staff members across 12 countries share practical examples of experience working in different contexts, from transforming gender relationships within programmes to employing constructive peacebuilding practices as part of multi-sectoral partnerships.

As the international community, policy-makers and practitioners step up their efforts to move the climate security discourse from diagnosis to action, we must take swift, inclusive and well-considered measures to support populations vulnerable to climate change and violent conflict.