Climate change poses threats to human security and hydro-climatic hazards such as droughts and floods may exacerbate social tensions, intra- and inter-state conflict. Yet cooperative responses are also observed.
The CLICO project is a collaborative project funded under the EU Framework 7 Program which will explore the ways in which different hydro-climatic (water related) hazards, and the vulnerability and adaptive capacity of societies interact to produce conflict and/or cooperation and human insecurity.
The three year project commenced in January 2010 and involves a collaboration between 14 research teams from Europe, North Africa, the Sahel and the Middle East that bring together some of the world’s leading researchers in water resources, vulnerability, conflict, peace and security studies who will work together in a trans-disciplinary fashion.
CLICO will investigate what types of policies and institutions are necessary to ensure adaptation, security and peace in the face of global and regional hydro-climatic change. Eleven cases of water related conflicts and human insecurity will be studied including studies in Niger, Sudan, the Jordan and Nile basins, Cyprus, Italy and southern Spain.
Funding: European Commission Framework 7
Duration: January 2010 to December 2012