SIPRI 2022: Urban fragility and violence within a changing climate

Urban fragility and violence within a changing climate

Monday, May 23, 2022
9:00 - 10:15 CEST
Register for the session

Co-hosted by the European Union Institute for Security Studies, Peace in our Cities and United States Institute of Peace

Join this roundtable, which focuses on the nexus between urbanization, fragility, violence and climate change. It discusses the links between climate change and urban growth and how weak governance, complicated by climate-induced stresses and a rapidly growing urban population, can aggravate the risk of urban conflicts and violence. It explores how climate and environment-sensitive approaches to urban peacebuilding can contribute to addressing drivers of fragility and sustaining peaceful communities. Participants will discuss practical solutions to help cities address the climate change–fragility nexus. Particular attention will be given to the African continent.


The Pathfinders Grand Challenge on Halving Global Violence, Peace in Our Cities, USIP, and EUISS will also hold an invite-only roundtable.

Vertical Tabs

May 23, 2022