Climate-Fragility Risks (CFRs) in Asia: Stakeholder Perspectives

Event: The 9th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific
Date: 25-26 July 2017

Witnessing the increasing implications of climate change on peace, conflicts and crisis, the G7 countries commissioned an independent report to take a stock of climate change implications on states. The report, produced in 2015 by adelphi, Germany, identified that states could be seriously impacted by climate-fragility risks (CFRs) in ways that were not well-recognized due to the compounding of risks, and it called for joint measures on the global agenda for sustainable development. Under Japan’s G7 presidency, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) hosted an international roundtable seminar on CFRs in January this year where it was recognized that the risk analysis of climate change should be integrated into the agenda of foreign policy. IGES collaborated with adelphi to conduct a study on the current understanding on CFRs, and on development and peace in Asia in general and Japan in particular.

This presentation covers the perspectives of various stakeholders on the issue of climate fragility risks in Asia and what it means for addressing the issue. the presentation identifies important climate fragility risks for the region, their trends and the extent to which the issues are being well understood and addressed by the stakeholders while seeking their opinion on a set of solutions that could work to solve the entanglement of risks and identifies a way forward.