ACCORD 2011 Climate Change & Conflict Expert Seminar - Part III

ACCORD held a two day expert seminar on 15 & 16 September 2011, to identify issues and recommendations for ensuring that adaptation to climate change is conflict-sensitive. Policy makers, practitioners and scientists presented new research on the linkages between climate change and conflict in Africa, and analysed various tools, policies and approaches to ensure the prevention of conflicts arising from climate change but also from adaptation efforts. The outcomes of the seminar were distributed in advance of COP17 in the form of a Policy and Practice Brief. Read more about the seminar here.

Presentations made by experts during the seminar were filmed and important extracts of these presentations are available on these pages.

13. Francis Opiyo

Panel IV: Lessons, Approaches and considerations for conflict-sensitive climate adaptation

Strategies for mitigating drought-induced resource use conflicts among pastoralists of Northwestern Kenya: Discussion of Turkana-Pokot conflicts in Kenya. The resource use planning processes as a finding from the study, with conclusions. Conclusion from study.

14. Jennifer Mohamed (Part 1)

Panel IV: Lessons, Approaches and considerations for conflict-sensitive climate adaptation

Incorporating human rights perspectives strengthens conflict-sensitive adaptation. What is effective adaptation; adaptation governance can be a conflict driver; adaptation governance to enhance security. Human Rights provides leverage for conflict resolution and prevention by: encouraging future perspectives; ensuring greater equity and fairness; better integration of adaptation; Social learning; and access to justice.

14. Jennifer Mohamed (Part 2)

Panel IV: Lessons, Approaches and considerations for conflict-sensitive climate adaptation

Incorporating human rights perspectives strengthens conflict-sensitive adaptation. What is effective adaptation; adaptation governance can be a conflict driver; adaptation governance to enhance security. Human Rights provides leverage for conflict resolution and prevention by: encouraging future perspectives; ensuring greater equity and fairness; better integration of adaptation; Social learning; and access to justice.

15. Final Comments

Panel IV: Lessons, Approaches and considerations for conflict-sensitive climate adaptation

16. Dennis Taenzler

Panel IV: Governing conflict sensitive climate adaptation

Presentation of the Water, Crisis, Climate Change Analytical Framework (WACCAF) as a Potential Contribution to Conflict Sensitive Adaptation.

17. Jonathan Kolieb (Part 1)

Panel V: Governing conflict sensitive climate adaptation

The case for Corporate Sustainable Peacebuilding – the role of business in peacekeeping, peacemaking and peacebuilding. Realising Corporate Sustainable Peacebuilding – How to achieve it.

17. Jonathan Kolieb (Part 2)

Panel V: Governing conflict sensitive climate adaptation

The case for Corporate Sustainable Peacebuilding – the role of business in peacekeeping, peacemaking and peacebuilding. Realising Corporate Sustainable Peacebuilding – How to achieve it.