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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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)/EDITORS

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