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.
- Heider, K., Rodriguez Lopez, J. M., & Scheffran, J. (2018). The potential of volunteered geographic information to investigate peri-urbanization in the conservation zone of Mexico City. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 190, 1-17. doi:10.1007/s10661-018-6597-3.
- Link, M., Borchert, L., Süsser, D., & von Prondzinski, P. (2018). Coast to coast: current multidisciplinary research trends in German coastal and marine geography. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 22(Spec. Iss.), 1-4. doi:10.1007/s11852-017-0578-5.