DT Global: The Climate Change, Conflict, and Migration Nexus: Considerations for Implementing USAID’s Draft Climate Change Strategy

By Cassandra Schneider, Business Development Manager, DT Institute 

Published on January 27th, 2022 by DT Global

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While hard data demonstrating causation between climate change and migration or conflict does not yet exist, the impact of climate change on communities vulnerable to conflict and to migration is obvious. Anecdotal evidence of climate change as a crisis multiplier of these phenomena is mounting. In short, the causal link between climate change and conflict or migration is one step removed: climate change causes or exacerbates conditions that lead to conflict or migration such as access to critical resources, livelihood opportunities, and lack of state presence and services. So, what does that mean for implementation of climate adaptation programming in communities effected by conflict or migration?

DT Institute, DT Global’s sister non-profit organization, sought to answer that question through a recent panel on the intersection of climate change, migration, and conflict as part of a joint event with DT Global on the implementation of USAID’s draft Climate Change Strategy. Climate change, peacebuilding, and migration experts, implementers, and stakeholders discussed the realities of climate adaption programming and lessons learned to inform the implementation of USAID’s draft Climate Change Strategy. DT Institute’s Executive Vice President and head of its Stabilization, Transition, and Peacebuilding division, Cameron Chisholm, moderated the discussion with Allison Brown (USAID), Silja Halle (UN Environment Programme), Dr. Rebecca Galemba (University of Denver’s Korbel School), and Megan Corrado (Alliance for Peacebuilding).

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