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Climate Security Week in Review April 14-23


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Here are a list of notable headlines and comments on climate and security matters from the past week. If we’ve missed any, let us know.

  • Somalia Floods have displaced over 38,000 IDPs and existing IDP settlements remain at risk. rainy season started in March and rains have continued into April in southern and central regions. Read more in our crisis analysis: via @ACAPSproject
  • Will the #G7 foreign and security ministers make the connection between climate change and security, asks @jjkirton @g7 @cafreeland @RalphGoodale via@g7_rg

  • #France: National legislation recognises protecting the “environmentally #displaced”/#climatechange-linked #displacement & anticipating “#climate #migration” as part of #adaptation policy. #research #data #prevention #habitability Via @M_Orphelin H/T @Gemenne via @m_yonetani
  • Photos of the Day: Hawaii National Guard Soldiers respond after heavy rains flooded the Wainiha Valley in Kauai. Go Guard! via @USNationalGuard
  • “Africa must own its security. Security cannot be outsourced” @LMushikiwabo today told roundtable on human security discussing how to counter consequences of climate change & its security implicatns@tanaforum side event organizd by @MunSecConf & @_AfricanUnion. Bahirdar, Ethiopia via @RwandainAddis
  • delivered compelling thoughts in the intersection between security and climate change at the Munich Security Conference via @MaureenAAchieng
  • Impressive lecture by Swedish professor @jrockstrom on relation between international peace and security and climate change, to the members of the Security Council. via @KvanOosterom
  • Latest facts and figures on our activities in #PuertoRico and #USVirginIslands (As of April 20). via @USACEHQ
  • What an interesting panel discussion on #Arctic leadership in the end of the day at @AESymposium! Sen. @lisamurkowski, Rep. @RepRickLarsen, @LtGovMallott, @saochair Aleksi Härkönen, @AleqaHammond and Min. Inuuteq Holm Olsen as panelists. #ArcticEncounter #security #greenpower via @linaPeltonen
  • USACE contractors, supporting the Montaña Area Office in Caguas, , work in the municipality of San Lorenzo today. The distribution line they are working serves 437 residents. The mountainous region was one of the hardest hit by Hurricane Maria.  Photos by D. Palmer via @USACEHQ
  • Our @UNDP Country Director in #Chad, @carolflore_undp talks #climate security in the #LakeChad basin, stressing the impact of #climatechange on populations already challenged with poverty, food insecurity, conflict and lack of basic services. #ClimateAction @SwedenUN @ScheuerJo via @UNDPClimate
  • I had a privilege to deliver a lecture at our National Defense College on the nexus between Climate Change and Security. I am glad that Tanzania has ratified the UN Convention on Climate Change. It is a step in a right direction @jmkikwete via @atmuzikafrica
  • Extreme weather continues in the US. In 2018, already there have been 3 extreme weather and climate events with losses exceeding $1 billion each. There were 16 such events last year costing $309 billion, a new record. via @unisdr
  • Excellent in-depth look at the impending disaster in the Rohinyga refugee camps. UN says over 200k at risk in a single camp, Kutapalong. The physical threat of landslides and flooding likely to bring with them the spread of disease. Red Cross says: “We have a mass casualty plan.” via @rich_weir

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