Partnerships: Exploring new avenues for collaboration

Public-private partnerships could help foster local development of sustainable energy or waste management. Partnerships with civil society and local peacebuilders would enable the inclusion of local knowledge and ownership. Moreover, it is important to align efforts by UN, EU, AU and other international actors by establishing closer partnerships through joint agreements and coordination mechanisms.

Key takeaways from CAF21:

  1. Leave a positive legacy. Scaling up renewable energy use through partnerships with local providers, can serve mission needs while supporting local development. A system-level change is required in how missions think about and operationalize energy use in the field. Troop- and police-contributing countries should also be further incentivized to deploy more with renewable energy systems, and be supported to reduce barriers of doing so.
  2. Regional organizations. Align efforts further, among the UN, EU and AU, through joint agreements and new coordination mechanisms. A good way forward are the upcoming “EU-UN Priorities 2022-24” which will mainstream climate security throughout this partnership.
  3. World Bank. Enhance the theme of climate security in the World Bank–UN discussions, on how to improve development approaches in fragile and conflict settings to foster peace and stability