Climate Security and East Africa
A GIS-Based Analysis of Vulnerability
This paper applies a continent-wide model of climate security vulnerability to East Africa and identifies the hot spots of concern. First, the authors develop the idea of climate security vulnerability and explains the emphasis on exposure to extreme weather events. In the second section, they explain the methodology. Next, the article reports the findings of the study, including maps of chronic vulnerability and preliminary findings of a mid-century climate projection. Finally, the authors discuss the policy implications of the findings and include an overlay of World Bank active projects in the region on the vulnerability maps.
© 2011 Robert S Strauss Center for International Security and Law
Josh Busby, Todd G Smith, Kaiba White