Climate Change

 

There are 451 items related to Climate Change. Items are listed by date added.

 

Come Rain or Shine: An Analysis of Conflict and Climate Variability in East Africa

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2012

Author(s): Clionadh Raleigh and Dominic Kniveton

Topics: Climate Change, Renewable Resources

Added: 06/11/2014

 

"Previous research on environment and security has contested the existence, nature and significance of a climate driver of conflict. In this study, we have focused on small-scale conflict over East Africa where the link between resource availability and conflict is assumed to be more immediate and direct. Using the parameter...

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Spatial Vulnerability of Rural Nigeria to Climate Change

Spatial Vulnerability of Rural Nigeria to Climate Change

Source: International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, 2012

Author(s): Ignatius Madu

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Climate Change

Added: 06/11/2014

 

“The study assesses the spatial patterns of vulnerability to climate change in Nigeria as a backdrop to highlighting the security implications of the patterns as well as to underscore the need to mainstream climate change adaptation into the rural development process. This is necessary because policies on climate change adaptation...

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Climate Security and East Africa: A GIS-Based Analysis of Vulnerability

Climate Security and East Africa: A GIS-Based Analysis of Vulnerability

Source: Institute for Peace and Security Studies and University for Peace, 2012

Author(s): Joshua W. Busby, Todd Smith, Kaiba White

Topics: Climate Change

Added: 06/11/2014

 

“This paper applies a continent-wide model of climate security vulnerability to East Africa and identifies the hot spots of concern. First, the authors develop the idea of climate security vulnerability and explains the emphasis on exposure to extreme weather events. In the second section, they explain the methodology. Next, the...

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 Climate Change and Insecurity: Mapping Vulnerability in Africa

Climate Change and Insecurity: Mapping Vulnerability in Africa

Source: International Security, 2013

Author(s): Joshua Busby, Todd Smith, Kaiba White, Shawn Strange

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea , Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan

Topics: Climate Change

Added: 06/11/2014

 

“Many experts argue that climate change will exacerbate the severity and number of extreme weather events. Such climate-related hazards will be important security concerns and sources of vulnerability in the future regardless of whether they contribute to conflict. This will be particularly true where these hazards put large numbers of...

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Extreme Temperatures and Violence

Source: Nature, 2014

Author(s): Clionadh Raleigh, Andrew Linke, and John O’Loughlin

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 06/11/2014

 

“In his book Civilization and Climate, Ellsworth Huntington (1876–1947) noted that “Almost any American or European who has travelled or resided within the tropics will confess that he has occasionally flown into a passion, and perhaps used physical violence, under circumstances which at home would merely have made him vexed.” This begs...

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Identifying Hot Spots of Security Vulnerability Associated with Climate Change in Africa

Identifying Hot Spots of Security Vulnerability Associated with Climate Change in Africa

Source: Springer, 2014

Author(s): Joshua Busby, Kerry Cook, Edward Vizy, Todd Smith, and Mesfin Bekalo

Countries: Burkina Faso, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea , Mauritania, Niger, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 06/11/2014

 

“Given its high dependence on rainfed agriculture and its comparatively low adaptive capacity, Africa is frequently invoked as especially vulnerable to climate change. Within Africa, there is likely to be considerable variation in vulnerability to climate change both between and within countries. This paper seeks to advance the agenda of...

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Climate Change as the ‘New’ Security Threat: Implications for Africa

Climate Change as the ‘New’ Security Threat: Implications for Africa

Source: International Affairs, 2007

Author(s): Oli Brown, Anne Hammill, Robert McLeman

Topics: Climate Change

Added: 04/11/2014

 

“Climate change represents the latest in a series of environmental drivers of human conflict that have been identified in recent decades, following others including drought, desertification, land degradation, failing water supplies, deforestation, fisheries depletion, and even ozone depletion.1 When the research community began to uncover worrying evidence of human-induced climate...

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Climate Change Adaptation and Peacebuilding Workshop Report: Developing Conflict-Sensitivity Guidelines for Adaptation Policy in Africa

Climate Change Adaptation and Peacebuilding Workshop Report: Developing Conflict-Sensitivity Guidelines for Adaptation Policy in Africa

Source: Institute for Security Studies, 2013

Author(s): Debay Tadesse, Aly Lyon

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Programming

Added: 04/11/2014

 

“From 14 to 16 October 2013, the Conflict Prevention and Risk Analysis division of ISS, Addis Ababa office, the Wilson Center, IRG/Engility, and ICF International convened a three-day follow-on workshop titled ‘Developing conflict- sensitivity guidelines for adaptation policy in Africa’. The workshop was held in Addis Ababa and created a...

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Links Between Climate Change, Conflict and Governance in Africa

Links Between Climate Change, Conflict and Governance in Africa

Source: Institute for Security Studies, 2012

Author(s): Wario R. Adano, Fatuma Daudi

Topics: Climate Change, Governance

Added: 04/11/2014

 

“There are many ways in which African countries can respond to and mitigate the consequences of adverse climate change. The debate until now has focused on the urgency of creating a security ‘hook’ on which to hang climate change negotiations, but little has been achieved so far. Democratic governance and...

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Climate Change and Natural Resources Conflicts in Africa

Climate Change and Natural Resources Conflicts in Africa

Source: Institute for Security Studies, 2010

Author(s): Donald Anthony Mwiturubani, Jo-Ansie van Wyk

Countries: Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources, Renewable Resources

Added: 04/11/2014

 

“This monograph contains papers that were presented at the International Conference on Climate Change and Natural Resources Conflicts in Africa, 14–15 May 2009, Entebbe, Uganda, organised by the Environment Security Programme (ESP) of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Nairobi Office.   The climate change phenomenon is a global concern, which typically...

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