Climate Change and Health – Chapter 12 – Violent Conflict

The film clip above is a section from the video you saw on the first page; watch this segment to remind you of the main issues related to this topic.


  1. How might climate change contribute to conflict between countries and within countries?
  2. What are the direct and indirect effects of violent conflict on morbidity and mortality?
  3. Could climate change produce new forms of conflict? What would they be?
  4. What underlying factors contribute to both climate change and violent conflict?
  5. What are the root causes of violent conflict in our societies?


  1. German Federal Foreign Office. 2012. Climate and Security. → Access here
  2. Alex Randall. 2015. Commentary versus evidence in the climate/conflict debate. → Access here
  3. Medical Peace Work E-book 4: Structural violence and the underlying causes of violent conflict → Access here