Will Climate Change Lead To conflict or Cooperation?

Will Climate Change Lead to Conflict or Cooperation?

By Joel Jaeger
In conflict-prone regions such as Darfur, violence is sometimes blamed on climate change.

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 4 2014 (IPS) - The headline of every article about the relationship between climate change and conflict should be “It’s complicated,” according to Clionadh Raleigh.

Director of the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, Raleigh thinks that researchers and the media have put too simplistic a spin on the link between climate change and violence.

Mobile Phones Fighting Poverty

October 2011 (CNN) -- When renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs visited rural villages in sub-Saharan Africa in 2005, he saw impoverished communities with poor drinking water, feast-and-famine crop cycles and rampant malaria infections. What he didn't see was mobile phones.

"Now mobile phone ownership is perhaps 30% of households and cell phone coverage is widespread," said Sachs, director of the United Nations Millennium Villages Project, which focuses on improving 14 rural villages across 10 African countries as a model for wider prosperity in the region.

Land Grabbing in Africa Rises

The Green Prophet

The issue of land grabbing by Gulf countries for food security purposes has been in the news (including Green Prophet) for some years now, but the trend for large-scale acquisitions is accelerating. The new scramble for land in Africa and many parts of South East Asia, such as Philippines, Cambodia, and Vietnam, is creating a wide spread geo-political phenomenon, raising new concerns about the long held debate on the benefits and risks of these acquisitions.

Climate Change Symposium 2011-AfricaAdapt Addis Ababa, March 9-11

The 2011 AfricaAdapt Climate Change symposium will be taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from march 9-11, 2011, It will bring together hundreds of participants from Africa and beyond to discuss, learn and debate on climate change and development inn Africa.

Climate Change Communication Conference in Africa

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Monday, March 1, 2010 - 8:00am - Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 7:09pm
The Climate Change Communication Conference Africa is easy to Remember. Simple as 1, 2, 3 March 1-3 2010. Now that COP 15 has closed the Climate Calendar Year, we are pleased to invite you to Uganda for the First Climate Change Communication Conference in Africa. Kindly put a star on the following dates in March 2010 and book them for Kampala, Uganda. Monday March 1st, Tuesday March 2nd and Wednesday March 3rd 2010 will be the Climate Change Communication Conference days.... Welcome.