Climate change and armed conflict

Our resources climate change and armed conflict look at the connections between a warming world and patterns of violence across the planet. Our resources explore many of the most complex and controvercial topics in the rapidly chaning field.

Climate change and armed conflict

Our resources climate change and armed conflict look at the connections between a warming world and patterns of violence across the planet. Our resources explore many of the most complex and controvercial topics in the rapidly chaning field.

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Climate change and armed conflict

Climate, drought and conflict in the Horn of Africa

A new drought has swept across the Horn of Africa, creating widespread displacement. With drought playing a key role in the wider crisis, it is important to examine the role of climate change in contributing to the situation.

Climate-linked migration and the Horn of Africa

Can we pin the crisis in the Horn of Africa on climate change? Or is the whole situation far more complicated? Get to grips with the links between climate, conflict, drought and famine.

Understanding climate change and migration – 23 May

masterclass: Understanding climate change and migration A one day course Tuesday 23 May 2017London, UK Get to grips with the complex relationship between climate change and migration. Understand how changing weather patterns and disasters will alter patterns of...

Unpacking climate, migration and armed conflict

Climate change related displacement and migration are often viewed as security concerns, particularly among policy makers and the media. Headlines in recent years, for example, have focused on drought and environmental refugees in Syria, attributing some of the...

Video lecture: the crisis in Syria and role of climate change

We were delighted to be part of IIED’s event Conflict, Climate and Migration in Syria – did the media get it right? This talk makes the case that there are powerful connections between climate change and the conflict in Syria. However, the story given by the...

Syria and climate change – podcast / lecture

During 2015 the media started connecting climate change with the conflict in Syria and subsequent refugee movements across Europe. But did they get it right? This lecture was recorded at the Centre for Alternative Technology. Many media reports were in direct...

Climate change and colonial history make a toxic combination

New research linking climate and conflict might actually tell us more about colonialism New research points to a powerful link between climate change and armed conflict. It also finds that countries that are ethnically mixed are more likely to experience this kind of...

Syria and climate change: did the media get it right?

​ In 2015 the media exploded with stories about the link between climate change and the violence in Syria. But did they get it right? This digital report argues that while there are important links between climate change and the Syrian situation, the media has got it...

Video / presentation: climate change and the refugee crisis

The unfolding refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East has left many people asking whether the situation is related to climate change. Several media reports have drawn connections between climate change and the onset of conflict in Syria. Alex Randall is the...

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