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Climate, Peace and Security Fact Sheet: Democratic Republic of the Congo (2023)

This Climate, Peace and Security Fact Sheet examines the series of crises facing the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and offers a range of recommended actions for the international community to address them effectively. The DRC is faced with a confluence of climate change, environmental degradation, resource exploitation and conflict dynamics that is exacerbating insecurity in the country. The dual impact of climate change and the global green energy transition risks deepening divisions over resource management and fostering intercommunal conflict over resources such as land and water. Climate-related security risks threaten to undermine human security through increased livelihood and food insecurity and changing patterns of transhumance.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)/EDITORS

Dr Thor Olav Iversen is a Senior Researcher in NUPI’s Climate, Peace and Security Risks Project. 
Ingvild Brodtkorb Ingvild Brodtkorb is a Junior Research Fellow at NUPI and works on Africa-Nordic Cooperation in the Research group for Peace, Conflict and Development.
Katongo Seyuba is a Research Assistant in the SIPRI Climate Change and Risk Programme.
Anne Funnemark was a Junior Research Fellow at NUPI.
Kheira Tarif is a Researcher in the SIPRI Climate Change and Risk Programme.
Asha Ali is a Junior Research Fellow in NUPI’s Climate, Peace and Security Risks Project.
Dr Kyungmee Kim is a Researcher in the SIPRI Climate Change and Risk Programme.
Dr Minoo Koefoed is a Senior Research Fellow in NUPI’s Climate, Peace and Security Risks Project.