CGIAR science, innovation, and technologies are critical in supporting global efforts to secure sustainable peace.
The evidence about the conflicts we have seen around the world since the turn of the century points to a simple conclusion: Conflicts between communities, armed groups, and even military forces are increasingly being affected by changing climates, environmental degradation, food security, and the struggle to control a finite pool of natural resources.
Because of a changing climate, the way governments and communities manage land, water, and food systems is now more than ever a pivotal factor in whether societies can endure peace.
In the words of the UN Secretary-General, 'The fallout of the assault on our planet is impeding our efforts to eliminate poverty and imperiling food security'.
Without peace, there is no end to hunger. That has been true for so long. Without food security, peace cannot last. And without climate-sensitive actions for peace and security, none of these efforts will succeed.
The global community rightly invests in much-needed peace and security operations worldwide. But the climate-food-peace paradigm shift that has happened in the real world has yet to be adequately reflected in the global policy agenda.
CGIAR aims to address gaps in knowledge about climate change and food security for peace and security policies and operations through a unique multidisciplinary approach. Our main objective is to align evidence from the realms of climate, land, and food systems science with peacebuilding efforts already underway that address conflict through evidence-based environmental, political, and socio-economic solutions.
We are supporting a number of global initiatives to align food security, climate, and peacebuilding, most notably Action Track Five of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit: Building resilience to vulnerabilities, shocks, and stress. Download a summary of the CGIAR FOCUS Climate Security strategy here here.
EVIDENCE 4 PEACE
Understanding the complexity of climate and security for informed decision making.
POLICY 4 PEACE
Articulating the role of food systems in a climate crisis for policies and frameworks
PROGRAMMING 4 PEACE
Developing peace sensitive operations for millions of beneficiaries
FINANCE 4 PEACE
Leveraging finance by aligning objectives and incentives along the Humanitarian Development and Peace Nexus.