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Strauss Center Wins Award for Mapping Climate and Security

Africa_1971_2000_mean_temperatureWe’d like to extend a congratulations to the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law for landing the prestigious SAG award (Special Achievements in GIS, NOT the Screen Actors’ Guild), for its trail-blazing work on mapping the security risks of climate change in Africa. The mapping tool of the Strauss Center’s Climate Change and African Political Stability Program (CCAPS) makes it simpler that it has ever been for “researchers and policymakers to visualize data on climate change vulnerability, conflict, governance, and aid, and to analyze how these issues intersect in Africa.”

The work of the CCAPS program in analyzing the climate change and security nexus in Africa is supported by the Department of Defense’s “Minerva Initiative,” which is one of many key indicators that the U.S. military takes these issues very seriously.


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