The number of fatal conflicts triggered by competition over scarce water resources has increased by 300% since 2000. Meeting the Paris Agreement’s objective, to limit global temperature rise to well below 1.5 degrees Celsius, will only be possible if the links between climate change and conflict are properly understood and mitigated against. This needs to be on everyone’s mind as COP 28 in Dubai approaches.
On 3 December, COP28 will feature Peace as a thematic convening day for the first time in the annual climate change conference’s history.
How does Peace connect to climate change policy? What is the impact of climate change on communities already affected by tensions or violent conflict? What adaptation, mitigation, or other natural resource management actions are possible to support the development of resilient individuals, households, and communities? And what can negotiators at COP28, or decision-makers around the world, do to address these challenges?
Join us for a series of activities, events, and publications related to peace, conflict, security, and COP28. This website serves as a calendar of events, collection of policy messages, and clearinghouse for all-things-peace@cop28.