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Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire

Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire

October 17 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm IST

Virtual discussion exploring the connection between the climate crisis and violent conflict.

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Dr Amanda Slevin, Co-Director of QUB’s Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action and former Chair of the NI Climate Coalition

Paul Quinn, Head of From Violence to Peace, Christian Aid Ireland

Joseph Ansumana, Network Movement for Justice & Development in Sierra Leone

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The climate crisis is already causing severe global impacts, such as heatwaves, wildfires, droughts, floods and storms resulting in a terrible cost to human life and livelihoods. For those countries where the threat of violent conflict is also a constant reality the climate crisis is an additional trigger that may cause or exacerbate conflict. In this event we will consider the evidence for links between the climate crisis and violent conflict both now and into the future. We will ask the question how can we hope to build peace in a warming world?

Join us to hear from the Network Movement for Justice & Development (NMJD) in Sierra Leone about their experience of the connection between the climate crisis and conflict and the steps they took to mitigate it. This will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with guest speakers including Paul Quinn, Head of Christian Aid Ireland’s ‘From Violence to Peace’ programme, a representative from NMJD and others.

Event image credit: “Adut Mariu Gout from South Sudan carries water from a borehole installed by Christian Aid. South Sudan is highly vulnerable to climate change and protracted conflict which has resulted in humanitarian crisis with mass displacements.” Christian Aid/ Silvano Yokwe

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