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How does climate exacerbate root causes of conflict in Zimbabwe? An impact pathway analysis

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This factsheet gives answers on how climate exacerbates root causes of conflict in Zimbabwe, using an impact pathway analysis. Two main impact pathways are identified: 1) Food insecurity and competition over access and use of natural resources; 2) Water scarcity and conflict in Bulawayo and Matabeleland North.

This publication is part of a factsheet series reporting on the findings of the CGIAR FOCUS Climate Security Observatory work in Africa (Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe). The research is centered around 5 questions: 1. How does climate exacerbate root causes of conflict? 2. Where are hotspots of climate insecurities ? 3.What is the underlying structure of the climate, conflict, and socio-economic system? 4. Are climate and security policies coherent and integrated? 5. Are policy makers aware of the climate security nexus?

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Madurga Lopez I, Dutta Gupta T, Läderach P, Pacillo G; "How does climate exacerbate root causes of conflict in Zimbabwe? An impact pathway analysis" CGAIR FOCUS Climate Security, 2021