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Effectiveness of Current Policy Frameworks in Mitigating Climate-induced Risks Relating to Human Security and Conflict (UN)

Effectiveness of Current Policy Frameworks in Mitigating Climate-induced Risks Relating to Human Security and Conflict (UN)

Case Study on the United Nations

The wide scope of the United Nations system permits coverage of a wide range of issues, but encounters challenges with institutional coordination, conflicting state interests and limited control over national or sub-national developments. Cross-sectoral work on climate, water, human security and conflict is limited, but improving. Overall, initiatives focusing on information collection and sharing, capacity-building and promoting cooperation are considered to have the highest potential for addressing climate and water-related human insecurity and conflict. The case study [pdf, 446 kB, English] is available for download.


Citation

McGlade, Katriona and Elizabeth Tedsen 2012: Effectiveness of current policy frameworks in mitigating climate-induced risks relating to human security and conflict - case study on the United Nations. Ecologic Institute, Berlin.

Language
English
Year
2012
Dimension
34 pp.
Project ID
2703
Table of Contents

Abbreviations

  1. Introduction
  2. United Nations context
  3. Overview of the policy framework
  4. Effectiveness of the current policy framework
    4.1 Institutional strengths
    4.1.1 Information collection and sharing
    4.1.2 Capacity-building
    4.1.3 Cooperation
    4.1.4 Raising awareness
    4.2 Institutional challenges
    4.2.1 Time frames
    4.2.2 Institutional coordination
    4.2.3 National frameworks
    4.2.4 Funding
  5. Expectations and demands
    5.1 Information collection and sharing
    5.2 Capacity-building
    5.3 Cooperation
    5.4 Institutional coordination
  6. Insights on human security, climate change and water
  7. Insights on conflict, climate change and water
  8. Conclusions

References

Annex: List of interviewees

Keywords
Conflict, UN, United Nations