ACCORD 2011 Climate Change & Conflict Expert Seminar - Part II

ACCORD held a two day expert seminar on 15 & 16 September 2011, to identify issues and recommendations for ensuring that adaptation to climate change is conflict-sensitive. Policy makers, practitioners and scientists presented new research on the linkages between climate change and conflict in Africa, and analysed various tools, policies and approaches to ensure the prevention of conflicts arising from climate change but also from adaptation efforts. The outcomes of the seminar were distributed in advance of COP17 in the form of a Policy and Practice Brief. Read more about the seminar here.

Presentations made by experts during the seminar were filmed and important extracts of these presentations are available on these pages.

08. Dr Fathima Ahmed (Part 1)

Panel II: Climate change, resource management and conflict

Types of conflicts in coastal zones and management issues (a focus on terrestrial issues). Climate change adaptation for coastal zones.

08. Dr Fathima Ahmed (Part 2)

Panel II: Climate change, resource management and conflict

Types of conflicts in coastal zones and management issues (a focus on terrestrial issues). Climate change adaptation for coastal zones. 

09. Dr Sandy Ruckstuhl

Panel II: Climate change, resource management and conflict

Concluding comments/key issues from panel II

10. Dennis Hamro-Drotz (Part 1)

Panel III: Climate change, mobility and conflict

Provides background of and rationale for study by the UNEP, IOM, OCHA, UNU and CILSS on the linkages between climate change, migration and conflict in 9 Sahelian countries and 8 surrounding (ECOWAS) states. Method and main findings of study by the UNEP, IOM, OCHA, UNU and CILSS on the linkages between climate change, migration and conflict in 9 Sahelian countries and 8 surrounding (ECOWAS) states. Main trends emerging from the study. Conclusions from the study.

10. Dennis Hamro-Drotz (Part 2)

Panel III: Climate change, mobility and conflict

Provides background of and rationale for study by the UNEP, IOM, OCHA, UNU and CILSS on the linkages between climate change, migration and conflict in 9 Sahelian countries and 8 surrounding (ECOWAS) states. Method and main findings of study by the UNEP, IOM, OCHA, UNU and CILSS on the linkages between climate change, migration and conflict in 9 Sahelian countries and 8 surrounding (ECOWAS) states. Main trends emerging from the study. Conclusions from the study.

11. Janpeter Schilling

Panel III: Climate change, mobility and conflict

Presentation on conflicts in Turkana, Kenya. Presentation of resource scarcity and abundance (RAST) hypothesis; Adaptation options in the Turkana; Conclusion and Next Steps.

12. Salome Bronkhorst (Part 1)

Panel III: Climate change, mobility and conflict

Pastoralism as a form of adaptation to climate change. Pastoralism as a form of adaptation to climate change. Findings of study.

12. Salome Bronkhorst (Part 1)

Panel III: Climate change, mobility and conflict

Pastoralism as a form of adaptation to climate change. Pastoralism as a form of adaptation to climate change. Findings of study.