The Women, Peace and Security Agenda and the Climate Crisis: Inextricable Links

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Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights
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Cohn, Carol. 2020. “The Women, Peace and Security Agenda and the Climate Crisis: Inextricable Links.” Presentation at the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden, March 9, 2020.


If the goals of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda are understood as ensuring women’s human security, ending and preventing wars, and building gender-just, sustainable peace, confronting the climate crisis must be understood as both practically and conceptually inextricable from the realization of the WPS agenda. 

This talk was presented at the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden, March 9-10, 2020, as part of the research seminar, “African Perspectives on the 20th Anniversary of UNSCR 1325 - Gendering Peace and Security.” The presentation report highlights what Carol Cohn describes as “inextricable links” between the climate crisis and WPS while also exploring what is to be gained from integrating a feminist perspective into making these connections moving forward.

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