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Conflict & Climate in the Sahel: A Rule of Law Perspective
15 September @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
In the second part of the Berlin Climate and Security Conference, the focus is on Africa’s semi-arid Sahel region, where recurrent droughts, population growth and weak governance are increasing pressure on land and water.
In fragile contexts, the immediate impacts of climate change on precipitation and temperatures risk combining with political and social tensions exacerbating destructive competition over scarce natural resources. This is tragically evident in the Sahel. Lack of effective and legitimate dispute resolution mechanisms, both formal and customary, combined with weak land rights and land governance systems, are main underlying reasons for the escalation of competition over natural resources into violent conflict.
This webinar explores how rule of law-approaches, such as the strengthening of legal and judicial systems, good governance and the empowerment of justice seekers, can help address the root causes of conflict while fostering development goals, with a focus on peace, climate and access to justice.
- Event Organiser: IDLO
- Date: 15 September 2020
- Time: 17.00 – 18.00
- Venue: virtual online meeting via Zoom