The Weathering Risk project uses an innovative methodology that unpacks the complex relationship between climate change and insecurity and identifies entry points for action.
Climate change reverses progress towards sustainable development and peace, posing risks to human security and making peace harder to achieve. Both slow onset changes such as temperature rise, ocean acidification and changes in precipitation patterns, as well as fast onset events such as storms and floods can have an effect on economic and political security, and on the security of a particular community’s food, health and environment.
Policy- and decision-makers in multiple sectors, especially development, diplomacy and defence, have sought ways to predict and respond to these impacts. However, in order to do so effectively and sustainably, the complexity of different factors and interactions has to be unpacked into a detailed understanding of the relationship between environmental change and insecurity in a given context. For awareness of the risks to be converted into actions that improve lives, concrete entry points need to be identified.
This is where the Weathering Risk methodology comes in.