The Regional Climate Security Network aims to highlight and force synergies between, as well as create new connections among, climate change related regional initiatives in the Arab region. Such operating regional initiatives include:
This network’s program and activities are closely aligned with the activities of the SDG-Climate Facility Project. The SDG-Climate Facility Program is a multi-phased program that aims at supporting countries in integrating climate measures into broader SDG afﬁliated policies and plans while developing national capacities in accessing climate ﬁnance towards building resilience to risks and enhancing adaptive capacities in the Arab region to climate risks and natural hazards.
The program brings together partners from regional institutions, governments, UN, the private sector, civil society, and academia to develop capacities for integrating climate change into development and crisis recovery programs and policies, and scale up climate ﬁnance to support bottom-up solutions that build resilience to risks and strengthen adaptive capacities. Its objective is to enhance the capacity of regional and national institutions to effectively integrate climate change into development and crisis prevention/recovery actions, including support to scale-up climate ﬁnance for innovative local solutions with co-beneﬁts across SDGs.
Hosted by the Arab Water Council with support from the League of Arab States, the Arab Geographical Information Room (AGIR) was launched to collect and analyze water studies and information to support decision-making on water and to make this information available to all Arab countries. AGIR’s report on “Geographical Information towards Building Resilience in the Arab Region (Water, Food, and Social Vulnerability Nexus)” focuses on climate change as a challenge in managing and reducing risks and covers a large range of topics aiming at increasing knowledge to enable a deeper assessment in number of areas including the SDGs, Climate, Risk, Resilience and Nexus. Additionally, it emphasizes the interconnectedness of climate change with risk, thus highlighting the importance of understanding, the multi-stressor of the risks of climate change which can open doors to new insights and approaches for solutions.