Dealing with climate change conflicts
Recommendations for development cooperation
Climate change is rarely the sole cause of conflict, but it can intensify and multiply existing conflicts over natural resources. Development cooperation can help prevent this in three ways:
1. Addressing the root causes of the conflicts that climate change may contribute to
These are among the key points in this DIIS Policy Brief.
A more in-depth background DIIS Report on the issue has also been produced: "Addressing Climate Change and Conflict in Development Cooperation"
Presentations from the seminar
Addressing Climate Change and Conflict in Development Cooperation: Experiences from Natural Resources Management (pdf, 165 KB), by Mikkel Funder, Senior Researcher, DIIS
Conflict in the Horn of Africa: Causes, Solutions and the Role of Climate Change. The Case of Pastoral Conflicts in Northern Kenya (pdf, 2,445 KB), by Kennedy Mkutu, Professor, United States International University, Nairobi
Building ‘Peace Wells’ in the Sahel: Livelihood Security, Gender and Pastoralism in Niger by Marie Monimart, International Fellow, IIED. No Powerpoint presentation was used, but Marie Monimart suggests that anyone interested can watch this video.
Transboundary Water Governance in the Nile Basin (pdf, 5,695 KB), by Ana Cascao, Programme manager, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).