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Alexandria Sasek


This research project is an exploration into the dynamics between state actors (federal and municipal) and the decision-making culture surrounding the increasing risks and threats from global climate change. In recent years, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has issued a multidimensional framework determining state environmental, political, social, and economic aspects of fragility. Using their concept of a ‘climate-conflict nexus,’ this project focuses on how climate effects and gender (in)equality will affect levels of conflict and access to resources on a metropolitan level. Through interviews with state actors working on resilience and emergency management measures, the project seeks to understand how our government is preparing for future socio-environmental risks in an increasingly digital, urban, and environmentally-fragile world.