Resolving environmental conflicts is important for creating and sustaining peace. But the connections between environmental problems and social or political conflicts are complex. Environmental changes are rarely, if ever, the sole driver of tensions and violence. The ECC Factbook investigates climate-security links and offers a detailed, interactive map to explore more than 120 case studies. The editorial team is happy to announce 5 new features that make it even easier to access relevant information. Try them out and learn about environment, conflict and cooperation!
1. A new ‘slideshow’ function for the conceptual model allows you to explore climate-conflict dynamics in more detail.
2. Short texts summarise the main conflict mechanisms described in each case study.
3. Icons in the embedded maps of the factsheets show locations of interest.
4. More information is displayed when clicking on the icons.
5. Short texts summarise the climate adaptation and resilience-building measures described in each case study.
In his speech on climate change and national security on November 10, Secretary of State John Kerry said climate change is already a “threat multiplier,” and that worse is to be expected if climate change continues unchecked.
The ECC Factbook sheds light on the role of environmental factors in over 100 conflicts worldwide. Did climate change contribute to the Syrian civil war? Find the answer in this video, infographics and data of the ECC Factbook.