This edited volume, entitled Conflict-sensitive climate change adaptation in Africa, focuses on conflict-sensitivity in climate change adaptation strategies and practices in Africa and brings together the voices of academics, practitioners and policymakers from across the globe and Africa. Key questions that frame the contributions are: how do climate change and/or climate adaptation projects cause or contribute to conflicts, and how can adaptation measures be conflict-sensitive?
Extensive research provides insight into climate change effects and various mitigation and adaptation strategies – often in conflict prone or post-conflict states. Further, drawing on African experiences, the highly multi-disciplinary nature of the policy and practice of conflict-sensitive adaptation (for example, the need to include development, environment and peacebuilding considerations) emerges. The volume provides compelling analyses and recommendations for the development of conflict-sensitive adaptation tools and policies.
The volume was edited by Professor Urmilla Bob of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, and independent research consultant Salomé Bronkhorst. It was published by ACCORD, in cooperation with adelphi, a leading German think tank.