Strata has been developed for analysts, practitioners and policymakers working in the fields of climate change adaptation, natural resource management, and peace and security in conflict-affected regions. Its objective is to streamline climate security data and insights in their daily work.
The two use-cases below illustrate applications of the platform’s outputs in different sectors.
Practitioners who focus on climate change adaptation and mitigation, natural resource management, and nature restoration and conservation.
A thorough understanding of conflict dynamics should guide the design and delivery of environmental restoration and conservation, natural resource management, and climate change adaptation and mitigation interventions, especially in conflict-affected and fragile regions. A conflict-sensitive approach can avoid that programmes unintentionally exacerbate pre-existing grievances and underlying conflict drivers, and instead contribute to building inclusive, peaceful societies.
Analyses underpinning Nationally Determined Contributions and other climate-related strategies and environmental policies; context/situation/baseline analyses, progress reporting and evaluations of climate and environmental programmes (including those of the Global Environment Facility and Green Climate Fund), and others.
Political analysts and peace and security practitioners.
A thorough understanding of local climate change impacts and environmental conditions should guide the design and delivery of conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives, such as dialogue and mediation, stabilisation, demobilisation, reintegration, and post-conflict recovery, especially in communities whose livelihoods are dependent on natural resources. A climate-sensitive approach helps to ensure that environmental stresses and shocks that can disrupt local livelihoods and economies, and exacerbate existing grievances, are appropriately taken into account in the design and implementation of peacebuilding interventions. This will also help ensure that peace and security operations contribute to preserving and restoring the health of ecosystems that are key to long-term sustainable peace.
Common Country Analyses (CCAs), analysis and monitoring of UN Peace Operations (e.g. reporting to the Security Council), conflict/political/situation/baseline analyses, progress reporting and evaluations of conflict prevention and peacebuilding programmes (e.g. UN Peacebuilding Fund), and others.