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Levels of poverty, economic opportunities, and unemployment are key factors increasing the likelihood of conflict, and there has been strong agreement that climate change, is a major driver of violent conflict. Climate has affected the risk of violence within countries, and as global temperatures climb, the risk of armed conflict is expected to increase substantially. But some of the biggest uncertainties are about how and why. allAfrica.com‘s Jerry Chifamba spoke with Ferrial Adam, an environmental justice activist who has been in the sector for about 15 years. She is presently working on her PhD that looks at how people can use science to fight their environmental struggles.

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  • Closing his climate action summit in New York, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres told countries they still had “a long way to go”, a judgement echoed by environmental groups … Read more »

  • The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute say three decades of conflict – coupled with increasingly severe droughts – are posing serious challenges to the United Nations … Read more