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Climate Change and Security in Africa – Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Climate Change and Security in Africa

Africa is projected to suffer the greatest effects of global warming of any region in the world. More and longer-lasting heat waves, drought, flooding, and hurricanes have already impacted millions of Africans and disrupted livelihoods.

These disruptions and the resulting decreased viability of arable land are reshaping Africa’s security environment. Of particular concern for efforts to combat climate change are threats from land pressure and illegal logging in the Congo Basin, the world’s second most important carbon sink.

This public roundtable assessed the range of climate-related security pressures on the continent and the importance of incorporating environmental security into African security policy.




This public roundtable assessed the range of climate-related security pressures on the continent and the importance of incorporating environmental security into African security policy.
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