The Climate Diplomacy Podcast gives insights into the latest developments in international climate diplomacy and security. Our hosts Raquel Munayer and Alexandra Steinkraus interview experts and practitioners on their take on climate foreign policy, climate-related impacts to security, and promoting peace and resilience in a changing climate. Together we look into climate-fragility, migration, food insecurity, gender dynamics and much more, not to mention our deep dive into countries and regions. For more information, please visit climate-diplomacy.org or follow @ClimateDiplo on Twitter.
Damage control: Unpacking rules and recommendations to protect the environment during armed conflict
So much can be said about how war and conflict disrupt the environment. The effects on human lives are excruciating and long-lived, making environmental protection a priority for human security - even in armed conflicts. On this International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War, we’ve partnered with PAX to put together an episode looking at how rules and recommendations can help protect the environment in armed conflict under international law and create precedents for prevention. Join our guests Wim Zwijnenburg (PAX) and Helen Obregón Gieseken (ICRC) for this exciting conversation.
SPECIAL EDITION: Displacement, migration and how funding can reach those who need it
COP28 is around the corner, and everyone wants to know: how will the conversations around finance for climate-affected states, which officially kicked off in Sharm El-Sheikh last November, pick up in Dubai? In this special edition of the #ClimateDiploPod, we go on a deep dive on climate, development and humanitarian funding with Andrew Harper, Special Advisor on Climate Action to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Together, we look into the current state of so many displaced communities around the world, speak about some of the issues standing on the way of finance reaching affected communities, and why finance distribution and use is fairer and more efficient when women, youth and indigenous communities have access to it.
Integrating climate security in peacebuilding: Meet the Weathering Risk Peace Pillar
The Peace Pillar initiative, launched in 2022, is sharing and elevating evidence-based recommendations in mainstreaming climate-security to support sustainable peace processes on the ground. It is guided by the analytical approach of Weathering Risk and translates climate-security foresight and analysis into peacebuilding action where it’s needed the most. In this episode, you will hear from Peace Pillar project partners on how the project is being implemented in Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria and the Bay of Bengal.Discover the Weathering Risk Peace Pillar
Farmer-herder conflicts: Climate change is the straw that broke the camel’s back
If you work with climate, environment, development, humanitarian assistance or adjacent areas, you have certainly come across this particular type of conflict. But is climate change and environmental degradation really to blame? Join our hosts, Raquel Munayer and Alexandra Steinkraus, in a chat that looks into the post-colonial elements influencing conflicts between farmers and herders, where climate and environment come in, and what are climate-sensitive options for building sustainable peace.
From advocates to experts: Youth leadership on peace, gender and migration
In this episode, we are joined by Khouloud Ben Mansour, African Youth Ambassador for Peace with the African Union for North Africa and activist for women's and children's rights from Tunisia, to discuss migration, youth and gender in North African and beyond. We cover drivers of migration in the region, gender-based risks, and how to move beyond beyond giving marginalised groups a seat at the table. The conversation also delves into what it means to be a youth ambassador, the importance of youth as experts, peacebuilders and in spaces like COP28 as well as highlights from Tunisia's recent chairmanship of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union Commission. Learn more about climate change and security in North Africa.
A sea of opportunity: Climate justice, grassroots movements and interregional cooperation in the Caribbean
In this episode, Christianne Zakour, Advocate for Environmental Governance and Climate Justice, joins us to discuss shared challenges amongst Small Island Developing States, the potential for more interregional knowledge sharing and climate justice. She shares insights from her work in the Caribbean and the Caribbean Tree Planting Project and her recent term as a steering committee member of the UNEP Major Group of Children and Youth. Tune in for her thoughts on the recently passed landmark UN resolution for climate justice and what this could mean for progress in the coming years. Learn more about the Caribbean Tree Planting ProjectMore information about climate fragility in the Caribbean