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Research Group Climate Change and Security


Ide, T. & Scheffran, J. (2014): On climate, conflict and cumulation: suggestions for integrative cumulation of knowledge in the research on climate change and violent conflict, Global Change, Peace & Security, 25 (3), online first.

Yang, L., Scheffran, J., Qin, H. & You, Q. (2014): Climate-related flood risks and urban responses in the Pearl River Delta, China, Regional Environmental Change, online first.

Ngaruiya, G.W. (2014): Does Reactive Adaptation Exist? Using the Ecosystem Service Governanace Approach to Evaluate Post-Drought Rural Food Security in Kenya, Natural Resources, 5, pp. 392-407.  

Link, P.M. (guest editor) (2014): Küstenschutz in Deutschland, Geographische Rundschau, 03-2014, 58 pp.  

Scheffran, J., Broszka, M., Brauch, H.G., Link, P.M. & Schilling, J. (eds.) (2012): 
Climate Change, Human Security and Violent Conflict: Challenges for Societal Stability
Berlin, Springer Verlag, Hexagon Series Human and Environmental Security and Peace  Vol. 8.

The contents of this book are available here.
Further details about the book can be found at AFES-Press books or directly at Springer Verlag!

Welcome to the Research Group Climate Change and Security (CLISEC) at University of Hamburg, Germany. CLISEC conducts multi-disciplinary research and education on the potential security risks, social instabilities and conflicts induced by climate change and on possible strategies for international cooperation, conflict management and sustainable peace.

Our analysis is based on an integrated framework of the linkages and feedbacks between climate change, natural resources, human needs and societal stability. Current research focuses on the development of data and modeling tools suitable to assess and stabilize the climate-society interaction on global and local scales, with a specific emphasis on regional climate hot spots.

CLISEC was established in August 2009 as part of the Excellence Initiative “Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction“ (CliSAP) within the KlimaCampus at the University of Hamburg. In this cluster, meteorologists, oceanographers, and ecologists cooperate closely with social scientists and economists, as well as with peace and conflict researchers and media scientists. CLISEC actively works together with researchers of the Institute for Geography, the Center for Science and Peace Research (ZNF), and the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH).  

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