Climate Change
Conflict Transformation
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Sub-Saharan Africa
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Rather than acting as direct drivers of conflict, climate change and variability are seen as intermediary sources of risk, or ‘threat multipliers’. This is because they interact with existing socioeconomic and environmental conditions to increase livelihood insecurity and the probability of conflict in certain situations. In this light, this report explores the complex and tangled links between climate variability and change and the proliferation of armed networks operating in northern Niger.

Adaptation & Resilience
Sub-Saharan Africa
South America
Central America & Caribbean
Middle East & North Africa
Oceania & Pacific
Asia
Nikolas Scherer and Dennis Tänzler (adelphi)
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The so-called Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Group was established in October 2015 with the inaugural meeting of the V20 Ministers of Finance at the Climate Vulnerable Forum in Lima, Peru. The V20 can be considered as an example of the importance of early action in the field of adaptation in order to initiate a transformative change towards resilient societies.

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Climate Change
Environment & Migration
Land & Food
Security
Water
Sub-Saharan Africa
Janani Vivekananda, adelphi

Lake Chad is a geophysical and ecological miracle. Situated in the arid Sahel region, two large rivers create an oasis in an otherwise water scarce region. But today, the Lake Chad region is best known for armed conflict, Boko Haram and one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises. According to Janani Vivekananda, Senior Adviser for Climate Change and Peacebuilding at adelphi, climate change plays a very real role in exacerbating and prolonging the crisis.

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Climate Change
Conflict Transformation
Development
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Environment & Migration
Land & Food
Security
Water
Sub-Saharan Africa
Janani Vivekananda and Camilla Born, adelphi

In this report, the Expert Working Group on Climate-Related Security Risks provides a climate-related security risk assessment and options for climate risk management strategies in the Lake Chad region.

Adaptation & Resilience
Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Environment & Migration
Land & Food
Security
Water
Sub-Saharan Africa
Chitra Nagarajan, Benjamin Pohl, Lukas Rüttinger, Florence Sylvestre, Janani Vivekananda, Martin Wall, Susanne Wolfmaier (adelphi)

This Climate-Fragility profile is envisaged as a first component of a Climate-Fragility Risk Assessment process. It summarizes the key challenges the Lake Chad region is experiencing as a consequence of the interplay between climate change and fragility.

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Environment & Migration
Land & Food
Water
Sub-Saharan Africa
South America
Central America & Caribbean
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World Bank
Books and Studies

Internal climate migrants are rapidly becoming the human face of climate change. According to this new World Bank report, without urgent global and national climate action, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America could see more than 140 million people move within their countries’ borders by 2050.

Conflict Transformation
Development
Security
Sub-Saharan Africa
Documents
Lake Chad Basin Report by UN Secretary General - Security Council 2017

On 13 September, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman briefed the Security Council on the Secretary-General’s 7 September report on the situation in Lake Chad Basin region (S/2017/764). The Council requested the report in resolution 2349, which it adopted on 31 March following its visiting mission to the Lake Chad Basin in early March.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Water
Sub-Saharan Africa
Sabine Blumstein, adelphi
Policy Brief

The Orange-Senqu Basin in Southern Africa is among the most developed basins on the African continent. Already affected by severe climate variabilities, future climate change  could worsen existing challenges. Despite a high-level of institutional cooperation between all basin countries, existing water-related disagreements could be aggravated by the impacts of climate change.

Energy
Minerals & Mining
Sustainable Transformation
Technology & Innovation
Sub-Saharan Africa
Europe
Global Issues
Sijbren de Jong, Willem L. Auping, Willem Th. Oosterveld, Artur Usanov, Mercedes Abdalla, Alice van de Bovenkamp, and Christopher Frattina della Frattina
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HCSS (2017) Geopolitical Impact Climate Mitigation

At the Paris Climate Conference held in December 2015, 195 countries adopted the Paris Agreement – the first universal, legally binding global climate deal. The signatory parties committed themselves to a global action plan that aims to keep global warming to well below 2°C and to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5°C.

Adaptation & Resilience
Security
Water
Sub-Saharan Africa
Uche Okpara, Lindsay Stringer, and Andrews Dougill
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Regional environmental change

In an article recently published in Regional Environmental Change, Uche Okpara, Lindsay Stringer, and Andrews Dougill discuss the development and application of a climate-water conflict vulnerability index to assess communities along the southeastern shores of Lake Chad in the Republic of Congo.

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