Berlin, 14 April 2020
A recently updated report on how climate and security risks collide to affect North Africa and the Sahel is now available through the Climate Security Expert Network. The network relaunched the Climate-Fragility Risk Brief: North Africa & Sahel today stating that the region is perhaps "where climate change is most likely to undermine security".
According to the announcement "Author Oli Brown writes that the key risks affecting the region are farmer-herder conflicts, tensions around water allocation and climate-induced migration, and the growth of armed opposition groups—and recommends entry points to take action, such as greater investment in capacity-building" adding that "Brown expanded and updated the brief based on expert inputs from the CSEN and UNCCD regional dialogue in Rabat, Morocco in November 2019. The risk brief also benefitted from expert review by Ms Barbara Bendandi of the UNCCD and Dr. Hammou Laamrani of the League of Arab States". Oli Brown is Associate Fellow in the Energy, Environment and Resources department at Chatham House.
Author: Oli Brown, Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme, Chatham House
Publication Date: 14 April 2020