Leveraging Solutions: Smart Policies, Plans, and Actions

Climate-fragility Risk Reduction for Development and Peace

Witnessing the increasing implications of climate change on peace, conflicts and crisis, the G7 countries commissioned an independent report to take a stock of climate change implications on states. The report, produced in 2015 by adelphi, Germany, identified that states could be seriously impacted by climate-fragility risks (CFRs) in ways that were not well-recognised due to compounding of risks, and it called for joint measures on the global agenda for sustainable development. Under Japan’s G7 presidency, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) hosted an international roundtable seminar on CFRs in January this year where it was recognised that the risk analysis of climate change should be integrated into the agenda of foreign policy. IGES collaborated with adelphi to conduct a study on the current understanding on CFRs, and on development and peace in Asia in general and Japan in particular.

This session hopes to attract a wide audience by inviting speakers from the government, a development agency, research institutes and civil society, and providing a valuable platform to exchange views on how the discussions made at the G7 meeting could be further crystallised into actionable points for immediate interventions.


Tomoaki Ishigaki

Director, Climate Change Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan


Prabhakar SVRK

Research Manager, Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services, IGES


Tsuyoshi Fujita

Director, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)

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Mikio Ishiwatari

Senior Advisor, Disaster Management and Water Resources Management, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)


Takeshi Komino

General Secretary, CWS Japan


Rajib Shaw

Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance / Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus

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