ABSTRACT

Policy Summary: The Nexus of Fragility and Climate Risks   [open pdf - 935KB]

From the Introduction: "Coping with climate change and variability can be particularly challenging for fragile states. Fragility results when interactions between state and society fail to meet critical public needs, and the public accordingly perceives outcomes as illegitimate, ineffective, or both. Countries with high levels of fragility often have weak institutions and limited capacity to respond to climate-related challenges. Meanwhile, challenges posed by climate change and variability may heighten fragility by further straining a state's capacity to govern effectively and legitimately. Understanding where fragility and climate risks co-occur is important for both policy makers and development practitioners."

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2019-03
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University of Texas at Austin. Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law: https://www.strausscenter.org/
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