Climate, Environment and Conflict

The relationship between climate change and deadly conflict is complex and context-specific, but it is undeniable that climate change is a threat multiplier that is already increasing food insecurity, water scarcity and resource competition, while disrupting livelihoods and spurring migration. In turn, deadly conflict and political instability are contributing to climate change – including through illegal logging. 

As this introductory video lays out, Crisis Group’s work on climate change and conflict relies on field-based research and analysis to provide insights into how policymakers might best influence and respond to these complex changes to mitigate conflict risks.

Robert Blecher

Program Director, Future of Conflict

Champa Patel

Director, Innovation, and Deputy Program Director, Future of Conflict

Ulrich Eberle

Senior Analyst, Climate and Conflict

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