Accession Number:

AD1024683

Title:

Climate-Conflict Research: Some Reflections on the Way Forward

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

University of Maryland - College Park College Park United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-02-18

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

A decade of systematic research on climate change and armed conflict has revealed a number of interesting patterns but few results that are robust across studies. This essay takes stock of the quantitative empirical literature, identifies central limitations, and presents five priorities for future research in the field. While these priorities refer to technical and operational aspects of statistical analysis, their underlying motivation, and objective, is to develop a better and more refined theoretical understanding of possible indirect and conditional connections between climatic changes and violent conflict.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE