Climate change and Conflict in the Horn: challenges, Responses and New mandates

Today no challenge seems more daunting than climate change. The scale of challenge in minimizing the consequences of a rapidly changing climate in the coming decades is hard to exaggerate. Responding to this growing crisis, the Heritage Institute for Policy Studies (HIPS) invited proposals for panels, posters or papers that addressed climate change-related issues such as droughts, floods, famine, and conflicts. The call for papers proposed two areas of study: 1) climate change impacts and solutions 2) the climate-security nexus. Seventy abstracts from 100 submissions were selected through rigorous peer review and presented at a conference, held in Djibouti from December 4-8, 2022. The conference provided an important platform for academics, researchers, policymakers, environmental activists and graduate students to share their regional and/or global expertise and discuss the consequences of climate change and potential solutions. This document brings together 15 papers that aid in the understanding of climate change and the impact it has on livelihoods, conflicts and understanding the way forward in the Somali context. The document has been divided into chapters and grouped into four main themes.

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