Lunch lecture: From the Arctic to Africa – Climate change impacts, challenges, and security threats

Extreme climate change challenges not only our environment, but also our social, political and economic structures - threatening our overall security. 

In this talk, Dina Abdel-Fattah, Jana Eliokwu-Prochotska and Chinwe Philomina Oramah, will show examples and discuss the implications of climate change from the Arctic to Africa.  

After an introduction on climate change as a term and concept, they will deep-dive into how it impacts the Arctic – via benefits such as new economic opportunities, shorter shipping routes, job generation, as well as challenges in forms of higher rates of accidents and environmental degradation, interference with Indigenous ways of living, and risks of new criminal activities.  

They then shift focus to Africa, with a case study discussion of security challenges related to climate change in Nigeria.  The growing insurgency of the Boko-Haram terrorist group is recently linked indirectly to the drying of Lake Chad, and the conflict between the Fulani Herdsmen from northern Nigeria and the farming communities in southeastern Nigeria is indirectly linked to excessive drought and desertification in the Northern part of Nigeria.   

The session is held in English.

Limited number of seats, contact info will be registrered at the entrance.
Free coffee.

Welcome to Panorama!


When: 28. September 2021 at 11.30–12.30
Where: Panorama kaffebar
Location / Campus: Harstad
Target group: Employees, Students, Guests, Invited
Contact: Lisbeth Paulsen Bøe
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