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Climate change and violent conflict in East Africa – implications for policy

There is growing consensus among researchers that climate change can increase the risk of violent conflict under certain circumstances. Researchers also agree on the need for a better understanding of why, how and when this might occur. These questions guided an analysis of research addressing the linkages between climate-related environmental change and violent conflict in East Africa. In this Policy Brief, we summarise the findings and outline the implications for policy.


Dr Malin Mobjörk is the Director of the Climate Change and Risk Pogramme.