Abigail Robinson, Viola Csordas and Fredrik Wallin
This chapeau report from the stocktaking study on climate security and SSG/R explores security sector roles in climate and environmental security, drawing lessons from Brazil, the occupied Palestinian territory, the Philippines, and Sierra Leone. It focuses on the potential for SSG/R programming to improve service delivery of security institutions with regards to mitigating the impact of climate and environmental risks on people, planet, and peace. Moreover, the report presents opportunities for strengthening social cohesion and contributing to sustainable peace via SSG/R.
The security implications of climate change and environmental degradation have made it increasingly clear that protecting communities requires protecting the ecosystems on which they depend.