Beatrice Mosello (adelphi), Lukas Rüttinger (adelphi) and Liesa Sauerhammer
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This Research Paper takes stock of what we currently know about the links between climate change, fragility and conflict, summarizing evidence from research and practice over the last 25 years.

Security
Middle East & North Africa
Oli Brown, Climate Security Expert Network/Chatham House
Policy Brief

Africa in general, and the Sahel in particular, is often identified as the region where climate change is most likely to undermine security and trigger violent conflict. This is a function of the region’s history of violent conflict and its perceived vulnerability to climate change.

Igarapé Institute, Institute for Climate and Society (iCS)
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In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), climate change is affecting specific areas in different ways. This publication explores how climate contributes to insecurity in the LAC region. They resulted from a partnership between the Igarapé Institute and the Instituto Clima e Sociedade (iCS), both in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the support of the German Embassy in Brasília.

Dhanasree Jayaram, Manipal Academy of Higher Education/Climate Security Expert Network
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South Asia is one of the world’s most climate-vulnerable regions. Many countries in the region lack the resources and capacities needed to cope with the worsening impacts of climate change. At the same time, climate change is increasingly interacting with socio-economic, demographic and political factors to exacerbate fragility risks.

Coral Pasisi, Climate Security Expert Network/Sustainable Pacific Consultancy
Policy Brief

Climate change is the single greatest threat to the livelihood, security and well-being of Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The threat is increasing at a time when the region is already facing complex geopolitical dynamics and multifaceted security risks.

Security
Sub-Saharan Africa
Milen Yishak, Climate Security Expert Network
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Ethiopia is a key security player in the Horn of Africa: while the country can act as an important catalyst for peace, it can also be a significant source of instability if conflict risks and climate resiliency are not managed proactively.

Oli Brown, Climate Security Expert Network/Chatham House
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For the past four decades, Afghanistan has suffered from the devastating impacts of constant armed conflict. Conflicts have increased Afghanistan’s already high vulnerability to climate change, the impacts of which may, in turn, help to create the conditions for continued violence.

Climate Change
Security
Global Issues
Climate Security Expert Network

This overview explains why climate change is a matter of concern for international peace and security and how the UN system should deal with climate-related security risks. It poses and answers seven questions.

Dennis Tänzler (adelphi), Sebastian Oberthür (VUB-IES) and Emily Wright (adelphi)

Based on the findings from the report "Geopolitics of Decarbonisation" this policy brief focuses on six fossil-fuel exporting countries – Azerbaijan, Canada, Colombia, Indonesia, Nigeria and Qatar – where fossil fuels have played an important role in external relations with the EU and analyses how they may be affected by the decarbonisation of Europe.

Daria Ivleva and Dennis Tänzler, adelphi

An increasing number of scholars and analysts point out that the necessary decarbonisation of the global economy will impact international affairs and geopolitics. But do we agree on what geopolitics of decarbonisation is (not)? This paper draws on the literature on both geopolitics and decarbonisation to help structure the discussion and identify pertinent questions about future trends.

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