Effectiveness of Current Policy Frameworks in Mitigating Climate-induced Risks Relating to Human Security and Conflict (UN)
Case Study on the United Nations
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.
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.