Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

The Sahel and the climate security debate

Notice

The full text article is not available for purchase.

The publisher only permits individual articles to be downloaded by subscribers.

With climate change becoming a leading global political issue, the idea that there is a close link between global warming and violent conflicts has also caught international attention. The Sahel, in particular, is pointed out as the clearest example where there are climate‐driven conflicts. Many politicians and international civil servants in particular, seem attracted to this idea. For instance, in a newspaper article UN Secretary‐General Ban Ki‐moon made a connection between global warming and the Darfur conflict (Ban 2007). The idea was also at the crux of the decision to award the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize to former US Vice President Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). According to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, human‐induced climate change is one of the main causes of violent conflict and war in the world today...
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: February 1, 2012

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more