The Climate Security Expert Network (CSEN), which comprises some 30 international experts based around the globe, supports the Group of Friends on Climate and Security and the Climate Security Mechanism of the UN system by synthesising scientific knowledge and expertise, advising on entry points for building resilience to climate-security risks, and helping to strengthen a shared understanding of the challenges and opportunities of addressing climate-related security risks. The network is supported by a grant from the German Federal Foreign Office: the Secretariat of the CSEN is run by the Berlin-based think tank adelphi.


You can find a selection of the experts' work below. To find all the CSEN material, please visit the read the policy papers page and read the reports page.


Selected Climate-Fragility Risk Assessments


North Africa & Sahel


Research & Policy Papers

The CSEN experts have also written research and policy papers on a number of issues around climate change and conflict. These papers contribute to the debate and add vital context to the regional risk briefs.

How Can UN Organs Respond to Climate-Security Risks?

What Can the UN Security Council Do on Climate Change and Security?

Europe and Climate Security: Is Europe Delivering on its Rhetoric?

Linking Adaptation and Peacebuilding