Africa and climate change: A threat to security? | Africa and Environment | Scoop.it

Central and eastern African economies are driven primarily by the agricultural sector, one that is inherently sensitive to climate variability. Uganda’s agricultural sector employs over 80% of the population, and in the DRC the sector contributes 54% of the country’s GDP...

 

...Aside from food shortages, there is concern over how well different cultural groups integrate with each other, as communities are forced to merge under challenging circumstances. These increasingly ‘overburdened’ urban areas are seen to foster conditions ideal for terrorism, as hordes of often unemployed male youths combined with difficult living conditions provide rich recruiting grounds for armed groups. On a national scale, tensions are also expected to rise between governments, particularly those that end up hosting the climate refugees...


Via Robin Landis