CIPÓ’s Executive Director, Adriana Abdenur, co-authored, together with Mayesha Alam, Adam Day, Cristal Downing, and Beatrice Mosello, an article for the Global Observatory, titled “How can climate considerations be better integrated into the agenda for women, peace and security?”.
The article, which was published on October 15, 2021, emphasizes that the time is ripe for innovative thinking and pragmatic solutions in the nexus of international climate change and gender, peace and security agendas, especially given the 21st anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which recognizes the impact of armed conflict on women and girls, and works for their protection and full participation in peace agreements.
Read the publication’s summary:
As the impacts of climate change become more clear—starkly outlined this August by the International Panel on Climate Change’s latest report—responses to them will require an agile and transformational approach, one that is based on innovative solutions and inclusive policies, including with respect to gender. Understanding of the gender dimensions of climate change is nascent, and while there has been research on its differential impacts on men and women, as well as the exclusion of women from decision-making on climate change, major gaps remain, including with respect to security. Namely, there has been minimal overlap to date on the nexus of the climate change agenda and the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda at the United Nations (UN).]