Conflict sensitive adaptation to climate change

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Climate change will negatively affect human security and development across the world. In fragile regions, this could lead to political instability. Adaptation can be a "threat minimiser" according to an analysis by the UN General Secretary.

The Federal Environmental Agency tasked adelphi with analysing the interlinkages between climate change, adaptation and crisis prevention. On the basis of a number of relevant regional case studies, the design of conflict sensitive adaptation strategies was further explored. The results were discussed and presented in national and international expert forums and policy dialogues. By researching the role of adaptation in preventing climate-induced risks, the project also provided support for the political discussions at the EU, UN and OSCE levels.

Publications of this project

  • Adaptation to climate change for peace and stability – Strengthening of approaches and instruments as well as promotion of processes to reduce the security risks posed by climate change in the context of climate change adaptation

    Tänzler, Dennis; Till Mohns and Katherina Ziegenhagen 2013: Adaptation to climate change for peace and stability. Strengthening of approaches and instruments as well as promotion of processes to reduce the security risks posed by climate change in the context of climate change adaptation. Dessau-Roßlau: Umweltbundesamt.
  • Stabile Verhältnisse. Friedenspolitische Perspektiven von Anpassungspolitiken

    Tänzler, Dennis und Alexander Carius 2012: Stabile Verhältnisse. Friedenspolitische Perspektiven von Anpassungspolitiken. In: Wissenschaft & Frieden 2012:3: Klimawandel und Sicherheit. pp. 43–45.
  • Forschungserfordernisse im Kontext von Klimawandel und Sicherheit – Konferenzbericht. Wissenschaftskonferenz der Landeszentrale für Umweltaufklärung Rheinland-Pfalz in Kooperation mit adelphi consult

    Maas, Achim; Dennis Tänzler und Monika Kronz 2009: Forschungserfordernisse im Kontext von Klimawandel und Sicherheit. Konferenzbericht. Wissenschaftskonferenz der Landeszentrale für Umweltaufklärung Rheinland-Pfalz in Kooperation mit adelphi consult. Berlin/ Mainz: adelphi/ Landeszentrale für Umweltaufklärung.
  • Klimawandel und Sicherheit - Herausforderungen für die deutsche Entwicklungszusammenarbeit

    Carius, Alexander; Dennis Tänzler und Achim Maas 2008: Klimawandel und Sicherheit - Herausforderungen für die deutsche Entwicklungszusammenarbeit. Eschborn: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ).