Horn of africa Bulletin

Rethinking the Climate Change–Conflict Nexus: Evidence From South Sudan

This paper observes that the resurgence of conflict in 2013 in South Sudan has further been exacerbated by the negative impacts of climate change. The study is approached from a human security perspective and debates the nexus between climate change and conflict. It situates how climate change is worsening an already fragile context by aggravating food insecurity and contributing to a humanitarian crisis. The study offers several policy recommendations, including the inclusion of climate forecasting tools and early warning mechanisms for pre-emptive responses, afforestation, and the accounting of climate change in peace negotiations.

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Dr. Israel Nyadera