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Integrating Natural Resource Governance and Climate Change Risks into UN-EU Crisis Prevention and Response Programmes in the Sahel

On 5 October 2012, the European External Action Service (EEAS) and UNEP co-hosted a meeting in Brussels to informally exchange views between UN, EU and regional actors on how to integrate natural resource governance and climate change risks into both UN and EU crisis prevention and response programmes in the Sahel. A key element of the meeting was the report “Livelihood Security: Climate Change, Migration and Conflict in the Sahel” published in December 2011 by UNEP, IOM, OCHA, UNU and CILSS.

The meeting built on the outcomes of the recent high-level meeting in New York in the margins of the UN General Assembly on the “United Nations Integrated Regional Strategy for the Sahel” the work linked to implementation of the EU Strategy for Security and Development in the Sahel including the launch of the EU initiative, l'Alliance Globale pour l'Initiative Resilience Sahel (AGIR Sahel).

 A summary of  the main presentations, discussions, action points, and key conclusions reached by the meeting can be seen in the Meeting Summary.