The Impact of Disasters on Armed Conflicts
Grant number: DE190101268 | Funding period: 2019 - 2022
This project aims to conduct a comprehensive, cross-case study on the effect of major disasters on the intensity of ongoing armed conflicts. The numbers of natural disasters and of armed conflicts are on the rise, yet little is known about the interactions between both phenomena. This project will study 36 cases of disaster striking armed conflict zones to generate new knowledge natural disaster-related risks. The project will enable more targeted on the ground practices and policy measures in the domains of climate change adaptation, foreign policy, peace building and disaster risk reduction.
Related publications (3)
First comes the river, then comes the conflict? A qualitative comparative analysis of flood-related political unrest
Tobias Ide, Anders Kristensen, Henrikas Bartusevicius
Disasters triggered by natural hazards will increase in the future due to climate change, population growth, and more valuable ass..
Multi-method evidence for when and how climate-related disasters contribute to armed conflict risk
Tobias Ide, Michael Brzoska, Jonathan F Donges, Carl-Friedrich Schleussner
Climate-related disasters are among the most societally disruptive impacts of anthropogenic climate change. Their potential impact..