Some argue that climate change effects pose one of the greatest risks for political violence, and others argue there is no relationship whatsoever. A new study shows that there is gray area between the two sides, and offers policy implications for international donors.
Conflict brought on by scarcity of resources does occur, under very specific circumstances.
International donors must prioritize adaptation projects and be sensitive to the risks of political violence as they relate to extreme weather events.
Violent civil conflict in sub-Saharan Africa has been more likely after severe drought in middle-income countries than in the poorest states.
International donors should consider local and traditional adaptation strategies, which can reduce conflict risks during severe weather.
Written byCurtis Bell, Patrick W. Keyson August 15, 2016
Few cross-national studies provide evidence of a relationship between environmental scarcity and conflict, although much of the literature claims that destabilizing effects of environmental crises can be mitigated by the right sociopolitical
The authorization of the Intervention Brigade (IB) in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has sparked controversy in the international community over the value of such deployments for UN peace operations.
This report provides a common operating picture based on diverse information collected from renewable energy experts, development actors, donors, and Somali businesspeople in the traditional and emerging renewable energy market.