Unraveling the relationship between climate change and conflicts
This is CMI’s Peace Talks, our new podcast. In this episode, we take a good look at the links between climate change and conflicts and discuss what can be done to tackle the problem.
By 2050, extreme heat can make parts of the Middle East impossible to live in. Millions of people would have to find themselves a new home.
In Western Africa, it’s said that the drying of Lake Chad is driving recruitment for terrorist group Boko Haram. And in Asia, the control of river water could become an extra source of conflict between India and Pakistan.
These are just a few examples of how climate change can add to instability in the world. In this episode, we take a good look at the links between climate change and conflicts and discuss what can be done to tackle the problem.
“The countries that are currently experiencing the most severe effects of climate change are also countries that are very susceptible to conflicts. We need to help these countries to adapt to the effects of climate change”, says CMI’s Project Officer Maria Ristimäki.
In CMI’s Peace Talks we look at the world through the lenses of peacemaking. We have conversations with both our own and other top experts on what it takes to build lasting peace in this unstable world situation. In the wise words of our founder, Nobel Peace Laureate Martti Ahtisaari, we believe that all conflicts can be resolved. This podcast is about how to do it.
CMI’s Project Officer Maria Ristimäki and Fundraising Manager and climate change activist Niklas Kaskeala.
Recorded: May 14, 2019
Edited: Antero Karvonen
Host: Antti Ämmälä
Jingle: Jukka Backlund