Climate Change and Atrocity Crimes: The Challenge in the Pacific

6 Nov 2020

Today, on the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, the APR2P Centre is pleased to launch its first report on the impact of climate change on the risk of atrocity crime.

Climate change is set to be the defining issue of the century, with environmental, social, political and economic impacts around the world. Research by the Centre has found that climate change may amplify the risk of atrocity crime, in countries where underlying risk factors exist.

Providing a broad analysis of the climate change – atrocity crime nexus, the report also analyses the atrocity crime potential in Papua New Guinea and Fiji through a climate change lens.

The report can be downloaded from our Climate Change and Atrocity Prevention page.