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.

Stockholm University, Swedish Institute for Foreign Affairs (UI) & Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri)
Sebastian van Baalen
Sebastian van Baalen
Assistant Professor of Peace & Conflict Research

My research interests include the dynamics of violence and civil war.