Climate and conflict in Africa: Will COP26 make a difference?



12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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Free (donations to RAS gratefully received)

Following COP26, the message from the RAS-Crisis Group-Africa Confidential Climate, Conflict and Demography in Africa conference held in September becomes all the more important:  that unless action to tackle global warming is accelerated, conflicts in Africa are likely to be exacerbated and action to adapt to and mitigate climate change will become even more difficult.


This in-depth, post-COP26 briefing for MPs and the public will look at how resource pressures are already impacting on the current situation in both the Sahel and the Horn of Africa, and how without more rapid remedial action it will get harder to resolve the conflicts in those and in parts of Southern Africa.


Dr Comfort Ero, Interim Vice President of International Crisis Group, Dr Nick Westcott, Director of the Royal African Society, and Patrick Smith, Editor of Africa Confidential, will share analysis, recommendations and conclusions on what is happening and what needs to be done. Essential listening.


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Photo credit: Girls carry water on their bicycles at a dispensary in Nedogo village near Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 16 February 2018. REUTERS/Luc Gnago