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Adapting to Climate Change in FCV Settings: Opportunities for Scaling Action

December 3, 2023
Dubai, UAE
adapting to climate change in fcv settings: opportunities for scaling action

Date and time: Sunday, December 3, 2023

Washington, D.C. 01:00-01:45 AM | UTC 06:00-06:45 AM | Dubai 10:00-10:45 AM

There is an urgent need to accelerate climate action in fragile and conflict-affected countries. Not only are countries affected by fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV) amongst those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, they face severe constraints to their capacity to adapt and respond to intertwined threats from global challenges such as climate change, pandemics, food insecurity and FCV. Climate change can also worsen the drivers of fragility and conflict, further undermining efforts to reduce poverty and maintain peace. Left unchecked, the impacts of climate change are expected to push an additional 132 million people into extreme poverty by 2030, a significant proportion of which will be living in countries affected by FCV.

Addressing the adaptation gap in FCV setting requires working across sectoral boundaries and at scale. This event will discuss FCV-sensitive approaches to climate action, opportunities to accelerate access to climate financing in FCV settings, and efforts to enhance synergies between climate action, conflict prevention and peace building.