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New report on Central Asia by the Expert Working Group on Climate-related Security Risks

New report on Central Asia by the Expert Working Group on Climate-related Security Risks
Storm approach. Photo: Andrea Reiman/ Unsplash

The Expert Working Group on Climate-related Security Risks, hosted by SIPRI, launched a new report on Central Asia.

The report, entitled ‘Central Asia: Climate-related security risk assessment, is the final in the series produced by the Expert Working Group during 2018. It identifies four priority climate-related security risks in Central Asia such as border conflicts intensifying as climate changes reduce access to natural resources.

Previous reports in the series have focused on the Lake Chad Region, Iraq and Somalia respectively. Each report builds on research and insights from the field in order to provide integrated assessments of climate-related security risks—as well as social, political and economic aspects.

 

About the Expert Working Group

The Expert Working Group seeks to highlight the gap in climate risk informed decision-making and strives to produce timely climate security assessments. The Expert Working Group was initiated during Sweden’s non-permanent membership to the United Nations Security Council (2017–18).

More information about the Expert Working Group on Climate-related Security Risks and the series of reports can be found here.