Africa, and the Sahel in particular, is highly vulnerable to climate change, due to strong exposure to increasing temperature, precipitation variability, and population growth. A major link between climate and humans in this region is land use and associated land cover change, mainly where subsistence farming prevails. But how strongly do climate change and land use change affect each other? To what extent are climate-induced water, food, and wood shortages associated with land degradation, migration, and conflict?
We welcome contributions covering at least one of the following four themes with a focus on Africa:
- Theme 1: climate change in recent years and possible future climate change;
- Theme 2: current land use and land cover change;
- Theme 3: current conflict and conflict potential;
- Theme 4: synthesis of climate, land use, and conflict.