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Community Spotlights: Climate Change and Conflict Resources

By Joyce-Lynn Njinga, Katherine Cunningham

This month Climatelinks focused on the connections and complexities between climate change and conflict, environmental peacebuilding and conflict prevention, and effective environmental management and governance in fragile, vulnerable, and conflict-affected communities and regions.

Explore below the many resources, including knowledge portals, blogs, case studies, analyses, and research on this topic, shared with us by Climatelinks community members. The resources cover climate related risks to global security, links between climate change and violent conflict, climate change adaptation and conflict-sensitive considerations, community resource management for conflict prevention, renewable energy as a building block for peace, and more.

If you have related resources to share, please do so in the comment box below this blog! Also, check out the USAID-supported climate change and conflict related resources in the Climatelinks library and related blogs.

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Knowledge Portals & Websites

Environmental Migration Portal (International Organization for Migration)

A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks (adelphi)


REDD+ in the Spotlight (University of East Anglia, 2018)

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Blogs & Articles

When Climate Change Exacerbates Conflict, Women Pay the Price, Says Mayesha Alam (Sean Peoples, New Security Beat, 2016)

Backdraft Revisited: The Conflict Potential of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (Lauren Herzer Risi, New Security Beat, 2017)

We Must Not Get Stuck in Policy Circles - How to Handle Climate Change and Conflict at Lake Chad – An Interview with Chitra Nagarajan (Stella Schaller, Climate Diplomacy, adelphi, 2018)

Foresight Africa Viewpoint: Does Climate Change Cause Conflict? (Vesselin Popovski, Brookings, 2017)

Don’t wait for peace to fight climate change (Laurie Goering, BRACED, 2017)

Conflict averted as Nigeria's warring herdsmen and farmers find common ground (Kieran Guilbert, Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 2017)

It’s time to stop ignoring conflict in efforts to build resilience (Zoe Tabary, Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 2017)

Research, Case Studies & Tools

Epicenters of Climate and Security: The New Geostrategic Landscape of the Anthropocene (The Center for Climate and Security, 2017)

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A Responsibility To Prepare: Governing in an Age of Unprecedented Risk and Unprecedented Foresight (The Center for Climate and Security, 2017)

Climate-Related Security Risks: Towards an Integrated Approach (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, 2016)

South Sudan's Renewable Energy Potential: A Building Block for Peace (United States Institute of Peace, 2018)

Climate Change, Inequality and Conflict: Approaches to Strengthen Mali's Climate Change Adaptation (Planetary Security Initiative, 2017)

Exploring the Potential for Transformational Change in the Horn of Africa (Planetary Security Initiative, Institute for Environmental Security, 2017)

Water, Climate and Conflict: Security Risks on the Increase? (Planetary Security Initiative, 2017)

Climate Change and Violence: Insights from Political Science (Ole Magnus Theisen, 2017)

Climate and Conflict: Reviewing the Statistical Evidence - A Summary for Policy-Makers (adelphi, 2017)

Water Resource Management Under a Changing Climate in Angola's Coastal Settlements (IIED, 2017)

Water, Crises and Conflict in MENA: How Can Water Service Providers Improve Their Resilience? (IIED, 2017)

Supporting Water Service Providers During Conflicts (IIED, 2017)

Balancing Water Stress and Human Crises Under a Changing Climate; Integrating International Policy Agendas in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon (IIED, 2016)

Regulating Land Use Change and Developing Cross-Sectoral Guidelines to Improve Participation Could Enhance Cooperation Around Natural Resources in Bangladesh (Conflict and Cooperation in the Management of Climate Change, 2017)

Conflict and Cooperation in the Management of Climate Change Programme Learning Journey (Conflict and Cooperation in the Management of Climate Change, 2018)

Water Shocks: Wetlands and Human Migration in the Sahel (Wetlands International, 2017)

Community Based Adaptive Learning in Management of Conflicts and Natural Resources in Bangladesh and Nepal: Lessons Learned & Recommendations (Middlesex University, Nice Foundation)

Relationships and Resources: Environmental Governance for Peacebuilding and Resilient Livelihoods in Sudan (UNEP, 2014)

Strategic Objective
Adaptation, Integration, Mitigation
Adaptation, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation & Forest Degradation (REDD+), Conflict and Governance, Mitigation, Resilience, Sustainable Landscapes, Water and Sanitation

Joyce-Lynn Njinga

Lyly is the Site and Community Manager for Climatelinks. She has a background in and passion for addressing challenges at the nexus of climate change and international development. Lyly contributes her capacity building, technical content development, and community engagement experience to Climatelinks. She supports and grows the communities encompassed in Climatelinks, connects practitioners with valuable experiences to share, identifies themes for focused engagement and knowledge-sharing activities, and connects practitioners to germane resources. Lyly has an MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development from the University College London and a B.A. in International Studies from American University.

Katherine Cunningham

Katherine serves as the social media manager, content entry, and work flow coordinator for Climatelinks. She also assists with research and writing. Katherine has a Bachelor's degree in International Relations with a focus on environmental resources. She previously worked at Americans for Peace Now, a non-profit dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Katherine is committed to helping solve the climate crisis and is excited to apply her skills on the Climatelinks team.

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