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Livelihood Security. Climate change, Migration and Conflict in the Sahel

Livelihood Security. Climate change, Migration and Conflict in the Sahel
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). December 2011
  • This joint study, involving four UN agencies, analyzes regional climate trends over the past 40 years and their implications for the availability of natural resources, livelihoods, migration and conflict in 17 West African countries. The study has two objectives: to analyze the historical climate trends in the region, identify hotspots and determine the potential implications for livelihoods which depend on natural resources; and to provide recommendations for improving conflict and migration sensitivity in adaptation planning, investments and policies across the region. The analysis shows that overall temperatures have raised, droughts have been recurrent and severe, rainfall has generally increased and floods have occurred more frequently and with more intensity
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania , Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Lake Chad Basin, Lake Faguibine Basin
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Arid zones, Climate change, Conflicts, Drought, Floods, Livelihoods, Migration, Vulnerability
  • Main target audience: Environmental practitioners, International community, Political leaders
  • Main purpose: Assessment, Guidance
  • Type of resource: Recommendations, Research study
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Published in 2015