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Behind CASCADES: Climate, peace and security in Africa and the Arab Region: COP27 and beyond

In this episode, we discuss how the impacts of climate change can compound existing vulnerabilities to increase the risk of conflict and threaten human security, in particular among women and girls.


Published on 5 November 2022

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The intersection of climate, security and gender is a complex picture, with risks to human security varying greatly between and within countries, according to the severity of climate impacts faced and the capacity of the state to respond. One commonality, however, is that women and children tend to suffer more than adult men.

This podcast explores policy responses to these issues and considers the opportunity provided by COP27 to shine a spotlight and advance meaningful solutions.

  • Sophie Desmidt, Head of Peace, Security and Resilience, European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)
  • Salma Kadry, Program Officer, Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding (CCCPA)