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Climate, Peace and Security Fact Sheet: Mali (2021)

21 FS Mali
Publisher: SIPRI
SIPRI, Stockholm:
May, 2021

Mali is characterised by short-term climate variability, and is vulnerable to long-term climate change due to high exposure to the adverse effects of climate change, but also high population growth, diminished resilience and multiple violent conflicts. Mali is forecast to become hotter with more erratic rainfall, impacting seasonal regularity and increasing the risk of droughts and floods. Moreover, conflict, political instability and weak government institutions undermine effective adaptation to climate change.


Anab Ovidie Grand is a Junior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI).
Dr Andrew E. Yaw Tchie is a Senior Researcher in the Research group on peace, conflict and development at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI).
Kheira Tarif is a Researcher in the SIPRI Climate Change and Risk Programme.