Explorations of the Climate Security Nexus
Climate change poses a great threat to international peace and security. In his statement to the Security Council in February 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the impact of the climate crisis being worse in countries already experiencing fragility and conflict. For example in South Sudan, the humanitarian crisis has been fueled by severe flooding, localized drought and continued conflict. This continues to push communities deeper into poverty, leaving them vulnerable to conflict.
Creating spaces for learning, experience sharing and collaboration for young people working on climate change, peace and security is important to strengthen advocacy on sustainable peace. Convened during 2022’s UN General Assembly High Level Week, NYC Climate Week, and in observance of the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, this side event brings together representatives from civil society, government, youth peacebuilders, climate activists to explore the opportunities to advance the Climate Security Nexus with the aim of building sustainable peace.
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This event is organized in collaboration with Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, Baha’i International Community, and the Unitarian Universalists Association.
ABOUT THE HOLISTIC CLIMATE SOLUTIONS SUMMIT:
To save our planet, both now and for generations to come, we must act.
From September 19-25, join Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation’s “Holistic Climate Solutions Summit” for thought-provoking panels, interactive workshops, and dialogues exploring an alternative future that is within reach. Convened in alignment with Climate Week NYC and the UN General Assembly, we’ll present solutions-focused themes that model a better tomorrow, as well as those that showcase what’s possible when optimism and action converge with respect for all sentient beings and our planet.
To learn more about the rest of the summit events, click here: https://tzuchicenter.org/ClimateWeekNYC