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  • A pastoralist with camels in Niger. Pastoralists use resources flexibly and adapt to climate variability more easily than many other groups. State policies that favour settled agriculture are more of a challenge (Photo: Stephen Andersen/IIED)

    Does climate change cause conflicts in the Sahel?

    The Sahel is often recognised as a hotspot of violent conflict. As climate change becomes a leading global political issue, an emerging and increasingly powerful policy narrative presents global warming as a major driver. But how valid is this argument?

    13 September 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • In Kebkabiya, North Darfur, the NGO Practical Action has been helping communities prevent conflict between farmers and pastoralists by encouraging the construction and rehabilitation of watering points (Photo: Margaret Gardner, Practical Action)

    Conflict resolution: a key part of adaptation in North Darfur

    As CBA9 gets under way in Nairobi, Kenya, Jodi Sugden from Practical Action highlights how work on conflict resolution is a key part of the adaptation process

    23 April 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • A member of the Sekonyer community gets ready for a day on the Sekonyer river in Borneo, close to the site of recent conflict between a palm oil company and RSPO member and the local community (Photo: Rainforest Action Network via Creative Commons)

    Paving a path towards redressing grievances and holding investors accountable

    How can remote communities with little formal education hold investors to account and seek redress when their rights to land and resources are threatened? An IIED webinar examined the role of grievance mechanisms

    7 January 2015 | Blog | Land acquisitions and rights
  • The mud-walled village in Mali, near the town of Diabaly, surrounded by fields and baobabs.

    Behind the headlines in Mali

    As French and Malian combat soldiers fight al-Qaeda-linked groups in Mali, the director of IIED reflects on her experiences of life in a village near Diabaly, close to the conflict.

    18 January 2013 | Blog | Drylands and pastoralism
  • Collateral damage - and no farewell to arms

    When arms sales jump by more than a fifth during a global economic downturn, you have to wonder who’s buying, who’s selling and what the implications are for poorer countries.Richard Norton-Taylor, reporting in the UK Guardian, reports that the average volume of sales of arms — including weapons such as guns, ammunition, missiles, military aircraft, military vehicles, ships and electronic systems — has increased by 22 per cent over five years compared to the previous five. Demand from South America and Southeast Asia has been particularly high.

    17 March 2010 | Blog | Economics
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