The climate crisis has been named the greatest challenge of our generation. With it come more frequent and severe occurrences of natural hazards, from damaging floods to droughts, tropical storms, cyclones, earthquakes, forest fires, and more. Such conditions contribute to increased poverty, food insecurity, and forced displacements.

According to the Global Report on Internal Displacement 2019, in 2018 alone, more than 17.2 million people fled disasters in 125 countries and territories. This means that disasters displace three to ten times more people than conflicts and wars worldwide.

Climate change mitigation requires a whole of society approach. To enable collective action and engage national and local private sector actors, CBi is developing a workstream dedicated to the climate crisis.

For women who already face gender inequalities within their society, evidence is increasing that climate change has the potential to reinforce and exacerbate disparities. We discuss this further in the gender report and will continue to explore this particular nexus at the intersection of the two workstreams.

For more information about CBi’s Climate Change workstream, or to explore a potential collaboration, please reach out to connectingbusiness@un.org or connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook.