The impact of climate change on Africa’s peace and security


The gradual rise in global temperatures, irregular rainfall and floods have indirect, complex and coherent implications for peace and security.

On March 9 2021, the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council met at state level to discuss these challenges. The Peace and Security Council presented various recommendations concerning climate and security.

This op-ed is based on the communique published after the meeting and presents opportunities for how the African Union, together with regional economic communities/regional mechanisms, member states and others, can work together to strengthen efforts surrounding climate and security challenges.

  • Published year: 2021
  • Full version: Read full-text here
  • Page count: 1
  • Language: English
  • Journal: Training for Peace