03 December 2013

Bridging the Policy Gap with CCAPS Climate Change and Security Mapping

In Research Brief Number 20, CCAPS senior program manager Ashley Moran and CCAPS program coordinator Dominique Thuot discuss a new series of mapping tools that allows users to view data on climate change vulnerability, real-time conflict tracking, and international aid intervention. A combination of scientific, security, governance, and development data allows users access to the many disciplines and large datasets needed to adequately investigate complex security questions.

The brief explores the data available on CCAPS’ online platforms and the analysis that can be conducted with these visualization tools. Through a series of examples and actual website images, Moran and Thuot describe how diverse CCAPS data can be combined to answer questions such as “where could local conflict patterns exacerbate climate-induced insecurity?” and “where might emerging conflicts impact development projects?” Such integrated dynamic mapping provides a powerful new tool for policymakers, researchers, journalists, and citizens to explore climate change impacts and responses in Africa.

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CCAPS Mapping Tools Explore Climate Security

The CCAPS Mapping Tools visualize data on climate change vulnerability, conflict, and aid to analyze how these issues intersect in Africa.