Organizers: Georgetown University's Institute for Women, Peace and Security, COP28 and others
Climate change is a global risk multiplier that drives instability, exacerbating pre-existing tensions and patterns of marginalization. Extreme weather events, food and water insecurity, and natural resource degradation, heighten risks of displacement and conflict, especially in fragile settings. Women and youth play a critical role in addressing the climate crisis and the darkening security horizon. This event discusses the gender-climate-security “triple nexus” as a framework to advance transformative approaches to environmental cooperation, adaptation, and peacebuilding in climate-impacted settings. The event will feature success stories from women rising to confront the climate crisis and best practices that can be replicated and scaled.