Climate and Fragility-Risks in Japanese Development Cooperation: Implications of Adaptation and Peacebuilding Experiences

Human security will be progressively threatened by climate change, consequently development cooperation agencies such as JICA need to adopt approaches to strengthen resilience to climate-fragility risks. Currently, JICA’s approaches to climate change adaptation and peacebuilding are not connected enough. There is a need for integrating assessments of climate risk and peacebuilding impacts as well as science, engineering and socio-economic approaches. Furthermore, to address climate-fragility risks more broadly, Japan can build on its long history and extensive experience, for example in the water sector and disaster risk reduction.

This paper focuses on Japanese development cooperation and approaches for managing climate-fragility risks. It examines what issues the Japanese development agency is facing in managing these risks, in particular in water-related sectors, and what approaches the agency could adopt.

The paper is available in Japanese: 日本の開発援助における気候脆弱性リスク: 適応と平和構築の経験が意味するもの (the file can be found in downloads along with the English version)