Energy Peace Partners
Leveraging climate and finance solutions to promote peace in the world's most fragile regions
Climate change is creating increasingly dire consequences for fragile states and human security. Research completed by Energy Peace Partners identified 27 countries facing the triple challenge of conflict, energy poverty, and climate vulnerability. These countries have a collective population of over 850 million, primarily in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. Global renewable energy trends are favorable, but fragile states receive little climate investment and risk losing out on the renewable energy boom. This is a missed opportunity that has consequences for the quality of life of conflict-affected communities and the development of fractured societies. Our climate-sensitive approach expands the existing toolkit for peace and development by extending the renewable energy revolution to the planet’s most vulnerable populations. We address the intersection of energy poverty, conflict risk and climate vulnerability to demonstrate the peace dividends of clean energy.