Regional Dialogue on Climate-Security in Northern Central America

This regional dialogue explored climate change and the nexus of poverty, social conflict, violence, and migration in Central America.


This regional dialogue was convened by Adelphi in partnership with UNU-CPR and the Climate and Security Mechanism.

The objectives of the regional dialogue were to bring together existing analytical work and evidence in a more integrated and nuanced understanding of the interlinkages between climate change impacts and the nexus of poverty, social conflict, violence, and migration in Northern Central America, as well as respective knowledge gaps and research needs; produce a context-specific narrative and framing of climate-related security risks in Northern Central America to inform UN programmes and engagement with other actors (e.g. government); and to identify existing action at international, regional, as well as national and local levels to address these risks, as well as platforms for cross-border cooperation.


Shiloh Fetzek

Senior Fellow for International Affairs
Center for Climate and Security

Salvador Nieto

Executive Secretary
Central American Commission for Environment and Development (CCAD-SICA)

Omar Jerónimo

Central Campesina Ch`orti`-Nuevo Día-

Herman Rosa

Consultant and Researcher, 2009-2014 Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources of El Salvador

Santiago Daroca

Peace and Development Adviser
United Nations