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The 2010 flooding in Pakistan is an example of how the lack of proper disaster preparedness and management can lead to social unrest and conflict. Millions were affected, and as a consequence, many people demonstrated for access to medication and better food security. 

Being prepared and successfully managing potential disasters is of utmost importance to reduce negative impacts on economies, agriculture, and livelihoods, grievances, and conflicts. In this, climate information and services, i.e. the timely provision of important climate data to decision-makers, play a key role. The Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and partners develop such tools. Aiming at disaster-risk reduction and climate change adaptation and livelihood resilience, these tools have the potential to contribute to peacebuilding.

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