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.
- Shaaban, M., Scheffran, J., Böhner, J., & Elsobkic, M. S. (2019). A Dynamic Sustainability Analysis of Energy Landscapes in Egypt: A Spatial Agent-Based Model Combined with Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 22(1): 4. doi:10.18564/jasss.3906.
- Lawrence, M. G., Schäfer, S., Muri, H., Scott, V., Oschlies, A., Vaughan, N. E., Boucher, O., Schmidt, H., Haywood, J., & Scheffran, J. (2018). Evaluating climate geoengineering proposals in the context of the Paris Agreement temperature goals. Nature Communications, 9: 3734. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-05938-3.
- Fröhlich, C., & Klepp, S. (2019). Effects of Climate Change on Migration Crises in Oceania. In C. Menjivar, M. Ruiz, & I. Ness (
Eds.), The Oxford Handbook on Migration Crisis. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190856908.013.52.
- Chi, X., Javidpour, J., Sommer, U., & Müller-Navarra, D. C. (2018). Tracking Fatty Acids From Phytoplankton to Jellyfish Polyps Under Different Stress Regimes: A Three Trophic Levels Experiment. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 6: 118. doi:10.3389/fevo.2018.00118.