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Anticipating crises and taking early action in fragile and conflict affected states

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Early and anticipatory action is a crucial part of strengthening resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change. However, in fragile and conflict-affected settings, this work remains limited in scale. Urgent work is needed to reconsider mechanisms for financing climate related disaster risk reduction and adaptation.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and ODI host an event at COP27 in Sharm el Sheikh: ‘Anticipating Crises and Taking Early Action in Fragile and Conflict Affected States’. High-profile speakers from across a range of sectors provide concrete steps on how to improve links between development, humanitarian, and climate work, to reduce the disaster and climate risk of vulnerable populations living in fragile and conflict affected settings.

The event is chaired by Dr. Rebecca Nadin, Director, Global Risks and Resilience, ODI.


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    Rebecca Nadin

    Director, Global Risks and Resilience

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    The Hon. Lord Zac Goldsmith

    Minister of State (Minister for Asia, Energy, Climate and Environment), FCDO

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    Her Excellency Khadija Mohamed al-Makhzoumi

    Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Somalia

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    His Excellency Ali Bety

    High Commissioner, Nigeriens Nourishing Nigeriens (3N) Initiative, Niger

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    Debbie Palmer

    Director of Energy, Climate and Environment Department, FCDO

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    Mahamat Abakar Assouyouti

    Senior Climate Change Specialist, Adaptation Fund

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    Zinta Zommers

    Director of Humanitarian Financing and Resource Mobilisation, UN OCHA