This report looks at the evidence on the links between violent conflict and climate-related hazards, disasters and natural resources. It explores the relationship between conflict and short-term, extreme weather events, and other natural disasters, that can trigger humanitarian disasters.
This second instalment of ODI’s climate change, conflict and security scan, summarises the latest developments on Twitter, in the blogosphere, and in grey and academic literature, to find new themes and emerging discourse on the intersection of climate and conflict risk.
This report argues that risk informed decision-making needs to be integrated into all levels of planning and delivery, from the development of NGO programming to government plans and the policies of international donor agencies, in order reduce multiple risks and avoid risk creation in development.
The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) interrogated disaster risk reduction financing, policy and programming to understand the role of conflict, fragility and violence in disaster risk. The review of over 50 years of research shows how conflicts are deeply embedded in societies and can exacerbate vulnerability...