CliSAP successfully finished in 2018. Climate research continues in the Cluster of Excellence "CLICCS".


  • A Climate for Change in the UN Security Council?

    New Research Report by Judith Hardt and Alina Viehoff, supported by the German Federal Foreign Office, in cooperation between IFSH and CLISEC at Universität Hamburg.

    For more info, see:

    English version

    German version

  • Scenarios and the Politics of the Future at the Climate-Security Nexus

    International Workshop at the University of Hamburg (14-15 November 2019)

    For more info, see:

  • Jürgen Scheffran participates in German government committee

    Jürgen Scheffran participates in German government committee on the drivers of refugee movements (Fachkommission Fluchtursachen).

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  • Jürgen Scheffran co-authors Nature article on climate and conflict

    CLISEC Chair Jürgen Scheffran is co-author of an article in Nature on "Climate as a risk factor for armed conflict". It is based on an extensive expert elicitation organized by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment to explore differences and common ground in the climate-conflict controversy, using quantitative and qualitative approaches.

    Mach KJ, Kraan CM, Adger WN, Buhaug H, Burke M, Fearon JD, Field CB, Hendrix CS, Maystadt JF, O’Loughlin J, Roessler P, Scheffran J, Schultz KA, von Uexkull N (2019): Climate as a risk factor for armed conflict; Nature, Advance Online Publication (June 12, 2019). SharedIt: ; ;

    Supplementary information at:

    Additional comprehensive documents of expert elicitation at Stanford Digital Repository:

    Nature Editorial: Finding Consensus 

    Press releases:

    Stanford University:

    Universität Hamburg:

  • Jürgen Scheffran speaking in German Parliament

    Jürgen Scheffran was invited to speak on „Klimawandel und gesellschaftliche Instabilität“ at Zukunftsforum Öffentliche Sicherheit “Krisenverstärker Klimawandel: Wechselwirkungen zwischen Sicherheit und Solidarität“, in Deutscher Bundestag, Berlin. More information here.

  • 2nd CLISEC-PIK workshop 2018

    2nd CLISEC-PIK workshop focussing on "Qualitative and Quantitative Methods for Advancing Research on the Climate-Migration-Conflict Nexus" was conducted in Potsdam on 23 May 2018 from 11 am - 5 pm.

  • Hossein Azadi was invited to ELSEDIMA 2018 as a keynote speaker

    Hossein Azadi was invited to the 12th International Conference on Environmental Legislation, Safety Engineering and Disaster Management (ELSEDIMA 2018) on 17-19 May 2018 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania as a keynote speaker. He gave a talk on "Agricultural Land Conversion: Reviewing Drought Impacts and Coping Strategies".

  • Jürgen Scheffran presented a paper in San Francisco

    Jürgen Scheffran presented a paper titled "Beyond Richardson: Modeling conflict in a world of complexity and climate change" at the panel on Lewis F Richardson, International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, April 4-7, 2018, San Francisco.

  • Christiane Fröhlich receives Postdoc at GIGA

    Christiane Fröhlich is starting a new position at GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies in January 2018. Her research will continue to focus on human mobility, particularly on forced migration, with a regional focus on the Southern Mediterranean, esp. Syria, Turkey and Israel/Palestine. More information is available here.


  • Workshop Climate Change, Decarbonization and the Urban Energy Transition

    Workshop "Climate Change, Decarbonization and the Urban Energy Transition"

    Universität Hamburg, Germany, October 12-13, 2017

    Jürgen Scheffran (CLISEC) and Jürgen Oßenbrügge (both CliSAP and Institute of Geography) are co-organizers of this event which is supported by the CliSAP Cluster of Excellence. The program of the workshop is available here; further details can be found here.


  1. 30.03.2017

    Science Answers to Migration and Flight

    Across the globe people are fleeing their home regions. Together with international researchers, Dr. Christiane Fröhlich from Universität Hamburg's Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) shows why flight often turns into a process spanning years. In a timely special issue of...

  2. 15.02.2016

    Jürgen Scheffran über komplexe Krisen und das Klima der Unsicherheit

    Das Jahr 2015 hat Krisen wie am Fließband sichtbar gemacht. Ukraine, Griechenland, Syrien, Irak, Afghanistan, Mali, Paris, Köln: Dies sind nur einige der Brennpunkte, an denen sich destruktive Entwicklungen entluden. Damit verbunden sind Flüchtlingskrisen und Umweltkatastrophen wie Stürme,...

  3. 30.06.2015

    CliSAP Workshop: Migration in Times of Crisis

    There are two chief causes of migration: environmental destruction and global climate change on the one hand, and political oppression and violent conflicts on the other. What human mobility looks like under these conditions was the focus of an international workshop organized by CliSAP researchers...

  4. 19.12.2014

    Genocide Conference: Climate research offers a new perspective

    Genocide researchers can no longer afford to ignore climate science, according to Prof. Jürgen Zimmerer from the Cluster of Excellence CliSAP. The historian, who was also one of the organizers of the Fourth Global Conference on Genocide in Cape Town, South Africa aims to bridge the gap between the...