The Strauss Center’s program on Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) recently published its Final Program Report on “Climate, Conflict, and Governance in Africa: Pinpointing Risks and Opportunities.”
CCAPS is a multi-year research effort to identify where and how climate change could undermine state stability, to define strategies for building African state capacity, and to assess global development aid responses. Based at the Robert Strauss Center at UT-Austin and funded by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Minerva Initiative, CCAPS has been a collaborative research effort with institutional partners at the College of William and Mary, Development Gateway, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Denver, and the University of North Texas, and over 60 individual researchers at 14 universities in Africa, Europe, and the United States. The program has been led by the CCAPS principle investigator Bobby Chesney and program director Ashley McIlvain Moran.
The final report summarizes CCAPS program findings in its nine core research areas, with chapters on: