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Climate and Conflict: Reviewing the Statistical Evidence - A Summary for Policy-Makers

CD Report_Quant_170405 Adrien Detges

In response to this problem, this report provides a brief overview of the quantitative literature on climate and conflict, discusses its main findings and draws key lessons for policymakers. Intended as a short guide for non-expert readers, it helps navigate ongoing debates and make sense of seemingly contradictory statements in current research. Moreover, readers are made aware of major methodological issues and provided with approaches to better assess the true scientific contribution of quantitative climate-conflict analyses.

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