International and regional climate adaptation and mitigation policies and interventions are set to increase dramatically in the coming years. However, there is limited understanding of the impact of these activities in local settings within regional conflict zones. This research by Indiana University seeks to provide a more nuanced assessment of the relationship between climate mitigation and conflict at the local – rather than national – level.

Using the case study of South Sudan and its neighbouring borders with Sudan and Ethiopia, the research uses remote methods to explore the effects climate change has upon conflict.

To effectively analyse the impact of identified climate adaptation and mitigation strategies on conflict, the project will make groundbreaking use of a new instrument which uses remote satellite data. It will be the first time this instrument is used during an academic study.

For more information regarding this ongoing research, contact [email protected]