Buhaug, Halvard (2015) Climate–conflict research: some reflections on the way forward, WIREs Climate Change 6(3): 269–275.
A decade of systematic
research on climate change and armed conflict has revealed a number interesting
patterns but few results that are robust across studies. This essay takes stock
of the quantitative empirical literature, identifies central limitations, and
presents five priorities for future research in the field. While these
priorities refer to technical and operational aspects of statistical analysis,
their underlying motivation, and objective, is to develop a better and more
refined theoretical understanding of possible indirect and conditional
connections between climatic changes and violent conflict.
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Research Professor at PRIO; Professor of Political Science, NTNU
The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) conducts research on the conditions for peaceful relations between states, groups and people.