The CliSAP Research Group Climate Change and Security (CRG CLISEC) conducts multi-disciplinary research on the potential security risks and conflicts of climate change and climate engineering and on possible strategies for international cooperation, conflict management and sustainable peace. The analysis is based on an integrated framework of the linkages between climate change, natural resources, human security and societal stability, including water, food, energy and migration.
Current research focuses on empirical data, field research and modeling tools at global and local scales, using spatial mapping, agent-based modeling and social network analysis to study human responses and interactions in rural areas, urban systems and river deltas with a specific emphasis on climate hot spots in Northern Africa and Sahel, Southern Asia and the Himalaya region.
In particular, our research deals with:
- Evidence on the climate-conflict link
- Regional case studies in Northern Africa
- Water conflict and cooperation
- Climate change and environmental migration
- Climate securitization, energy landscapes and climate engineering
- Gender and climate change
The CLISEC group website offers further information on activities, publications, and collaborations.
- Link, M., Scheffran, J., & Shu, K. (2018). They sow the wind and reap bioenergy – Implications of the German energy transition on coastal communities in Schleswig ‐ Holstein, Germany. In P. C. Heidkamp, & J. Morrissey (
Eds.), Towards Coastal Resilience and Sustainability. Bosa Roca: Taylor & Francis.
- Jamshidi, O., Asadi, A., Kalantari, K., Azadi, H., & Scheffran, J. (in press). Vulnerability to climate change of smallholder farmers in the Hamadan province, Iran. Climate Risk Management. doi:10.1016/j.crm.2018.06.002.