Shoring Up Stability: Addressing Climate and Fragility Risks in the Lake Chad Region

Lake Chad as seen from Apollo 7.

Lake Chad as seen from Apollo 7. (Photo: NASA)

This climate-fragility risk assessment identifies the key drivers for future conflict drawing on hydrological data, satellite observations, and interviews across Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, and Niger. Dramatic changes in temperature and growing population density have added strain to the areas surrounding Lake Chad. Clearer land rights that allow farmers, fishermen, and pastoralists to use the same land would improve efficiency and reduce the risk of exacerbating conflict.

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Security Topics:  Environment and Security