Defending the Future: Gender, Conflict and Environmental Peace by GAPS, the Women’s International Peace Centre and the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security focuses on the gendered impact of climate change and how this intersects with women and girls’ right to peace. This report highlights that there is a growing recognition of the need for the Women, Peace and Security agenda to take into account how the climate crisis poses risks to women and girls’ peace and security, particularly in conflict and post-conflict contexts.
Defending the Future: Gender, Conflict and Environmental Peace is based on interviews with a range of experts, including practitioners, academics and activists. Together with a roundtable held in London in January and four focus group discussions which took place in Uganda in 2020, the project involved 126 participants in total. This report was made possible by funding from the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.