Policy Brief | Resource Wars: ‘Less is More Conflict Prevention’

How could minimising material, water, and energy consumption in the EU contribute to conflict prevention? This policy brief explores unsustainable environmental footprints in relation to conflict risk — and what the EU can do about this.


Policy Brief | Climate Change and Degradation of Natural Resources: Implications for the Military

The security dimensions of climate change and resource degradation affect military organisations’ operations. Based on insights gained during the Planetary Security Conference in 2019, this policy brief outlines the nexus between climate change and natural resources on the one hand, and security on the other.


Briefing Note | Climate & Security: Strategic Capability Game Takeaways

What are the implications of climate change on the policies of governmental institutions and non-governmental organisations? And how can they play a role in mitigating climate-related conflict risk? During the 2019 Planetary Security Conference, participants explored these issues through the Climate & Security Strategic Capability Game.


News | Climate Change Likely to Increase Conflict Risk

Research on the causal link between climate and conflict is contested – or so it was. Renowned experts, led by Stanford’s Katharine Mach, have concluded that changes in the climate have affected armed conflict. Conflict risk is expected to increase due to climate change – with consequences incomparable to armed conflict of the past.


Event | Roundtable in Jordan: Humanitarian Policy in Light of Climate Security

In June 2019 the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Jordan Red Crescent Society co-hosted a roundtable on climate change, conflict, and resilience policy in Amman, Jordan. 


Watch | Climate Change Is a Critical Factor in Lake Chad Crisis Conflict Trap

A new G7 mandated report from the Berlin based think tank adelphi shows how climate change is interacting with the conflict to compound the crisis and sets out how these challenges might be overcome.



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