Climate-fragility Risk Brief: Ethiopia

Yishak, Milen 2019: Climate-fragility Risk Brief: Ethiopia. Berlin: adelphi.

Ethiopia is a key security player in the Horn of Africa: while the country can act as an important catalyst for peace, it can also be a significant source of instability if conflict risks and climate resiliency are not managed proactively.

This risk brief explores the linkages between climate fragility and security risks in Ethiopia by looking at how climate variability and change can contribute to existing tensions, thus further destabilising the country and having broader regional implications.

In conclusion, this risk brief also suggests four entry points for comprehensive policies that take into account these compound climate-fragility risks as they seek to prevent rising tensions and conflict.