Climate, conflict and COVID-19 How does the pandemic affect EU policies on climate-fragility?

Fecha de publicación:
Susanne Wolfmaier, Adrian Foong and Christian König

CASCADES Policy Paper July 2021

The links between climate change and conflict have been well-documented in recent observations and academic literature: far from being causally direct, these links often depend on specific conditions and occur through certain pathways (Koubi, 2019). For example, conflicts have been found to be more likely in areas with poor access to infrastructure and facilities (Detges, 2016), or where government distrust and political bias are prevalent (Detges, 2017). As such, climate change has often been described as a ‘threat multiplier’, making it imperative for security and development actors to consider these fragility risks collectively in their policies and strategies.