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We are cross-posting this article from our colleagues at New Security Beat to highlight a key opportunity for the U.S. Department of State and other national security agencies to implement provisions in the Biden Administration’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad which directs all national security agencies to integrate climate change into their country and regional strategies. The implementation of the Global Fragility Act is a key pathway for doing just that.(more…)
Evidence on Demand has created a new topic guide, “Conflict, Climate and Environment,” by Katie Peters and Janani Vivekananda. Below is an overview of the guide and a list of the key messages. The guide provides an extensive overview of climate and conflict linkages, including knowledge gaps and suggestions for effective and sensitive policy-making. A PDF of the guide can be found on the Evidence on Demand website and is well worth a read. (more…)
There are some interesting conferences on the horizon investigating the risks of climate change. Many of these are either streaming the conference live or will post conference videos and materials at a later date, so even if you are not able to attend in person, you can check them out. We will update this list as we come across others. (more…)
USAID’s New Climate Strategy Outlines Adaptation, Mitigation Priorities, Places Heavy Emphasis on Integration
By Kathleen Mogelgaard for the Wilson Center
In January, the U.S. Agency for International Development released its long-awaited climate change strategy. Climate Change & Development: Clean Resilient Growth provides a blueprint for addressing climate change through development assistance programs and operations. In addition to objectives around mitigation and adaptation, the strategy also outlines a third objective: improving overall operational integration.