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Think Change episode 47: how can we deal with the security impacts of the climate crisis?

Written by Sara Pantuliano, Hanna Serwaa Tetteh, Katarina Kertysova, Rosita Najmi


The Declaration on Climate, Relief, Recovery and Peace was signed last year at COP28 in Dubai. This recognised the unique challenge of addressing the climate emergency in areas affected by conflict and fragility, and called for “bolder, collective action” to support them.

But what does this look like in practice?

Despite being among the most vulnerable to climate change, conflict-affected countries receive just a fraction of the climate finance that is allocated to more stable regions.

As we build up to the UN Summit for the Future and COP29, this episode examines what can be done to address this critical conflict blind spot in climate action.

Guests assess the security impacts of the climate crisis, and the urgent need to scale up funding and support where it is most needed to avoid deepening instability.


  • Sara Pantuliano (host), Chief Executive, ODI
  • Hanna Serwaa Tetteh, UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Horn of Africa
  • Katarina Kertysova, Climate Security Officer, NATO
  • Rosita Najmi, Co-Founder, CIFAR and ODI Board Member