Rebecca Sargent at a piece of conflict has been reading CLIMATE CHANGE, CONFLICT AND FRAGILITY - Understanding the linkages, shaping effective responses (pdf), a report by Dan Smith and Janani Vivekananda of International Alert (It's from November 2009 and a copy of it has been waiting on my hard disk for me to read it for quite a while now. But why not check out Rebecca's take on it right away?).
Part one - Exacerbation of conflict in fragile states during climate change
Part two - Policy and adaptation recommendations for reducing conflict risk
Rebecca's final comment isn't from the report:
The report exists in a context of development aid hence to some degree focus on how foreign aid from rich countries should change. From the Conclusion:
The over all conclusion is summed up in five bullet points:
Adaptation to climate change needs to be conflict-sensitive.
Peacebuilding needs to be climate-proof.
A low-carbon economy must be supportive of development and peace.
Poor countriesâ€™ social capacity to understand and manage climate and conflict risks must be strengthened.
Climate-related migration should be planned for and coped with peacefully.