Exploring the Security Implications of Climate Change

Research

The Climate Change and African Political Stability Program is a multi-year research program at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin, partnered with the College of William and Mary, Trinity College Dublin, and University of North Texas. CCAPS analyzes how climate change, conflict, governance, and aid intersect to impact African and international security. CCAPS is funded by the U.S. Department of Defense's Minerva Initiative, a university-based, social science research program focused on areas of strategic importance to national security policy. The CCAPS program works in three main areas:

  1. CLIMATE CHANGE AND CONFLICT
  2. GOVERNANCE
  3. INTERNATIONAL AID

Publications

The CCAPS program publishes its research and findings in academic articles, concise research briefs, and longer research reports. It also produces course modules, codebooks, and user guides to facilitate others’ use of CCAPS research, data, and mapping tools. All CCAPS publications are available for download.

Data

The Climate Change and African Political Stability program analyzes how climate change, conflict, governance, and aid intersect to impact African and international security. Researchers have produced a number of new datasets and tools to examine these issues.

Partners

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