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Hi, this is Michelle and today we’re learning about the huge challenges the peacebuilding sector faces as the climate and conflict crises converge.

We’re also reporting on MSF's message ahead of Cop27 and hearing about Switzerland admitting defeat before the race has even started, as it withdraws its bid to host Cop31.

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Michelle Langrand


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Margot Wallström, Sweden’s former foreign affairs minister, pictured in Geneva at the Human Rights Council, in February 2018. (Credit: Keystone/Valentin Flauraud)

Climate change and security crises ‘a toxic threat to peace’. Climate change and a worsening global security crisis are colliding to create a “profound and toxic mix” of threats that humanity is only just beginning to grasp, an environmental peacebuilding initiative warned in a recent report highlighted at Geneva Peace Week. Margot Wallström, chair of the expert panel that led the report, told us that these twin crises demanded a “fundamental change” in how we think about peace.

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