The Impact of Climate Change on Desert Locust Outbreaks

Studying new governance forms to increase resilience in an interconnected world

This body of work is dedicated to the ongoing desert locust upsurge and the interconnectedness of the climate crisis. The upsurge continues to profoundly threaten vast regions, especially the Horn of Africa and Western Asia, with livelihoods and food security at peril. Given that climate conditions favouring desert locust outbreaks will likely occur more frequently in the future, the study explores the role of new governance models and innovative early warning systems to increase resilience in a world facing unprecedented events and disasters.
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The Impact of Climate Change on Desert Locust Outbreaks

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Scientific Linkages Between Climate Change and (Transboundary) Crop Pest and Disease Outbreaks
Publication

Scientific Linkages Between Climate Change and (Transboundary) Crop Pest and Disease Outbreaks

A new working paper calls for urgent action to set up a "holistic early warning system"
Desert locust and climate change: a call for improved global governance
Blog Post

Desert locust and climate change: a call for improved global governance

A response to the latest IPCC climate report
Building better resilience to desert locust and other transboundary threats amid the climate crisis
Blog Post

Building better resilience to desert locust and other transboundary threats amid the climate crisis

A plaidoyer for a paradigm shift on handling crises
Scoping paper on the ongoing desert locust crisis
Publication

Scoping paper on the ongoing desert locust crisis

A call to instill and coordinate innovative early warning and outbreak prevention systems both at the global and regional level to increase resilience in times of the climate crisis

Publications

Scientific Linkages Between Climate Change and (Transboundary) Crop Pest and Disease Outbreaks

Working Paper

Scientific Linkages Between Climate Change and (Transboundary) Crop Pest and Disease Outbreaks

Alexander Müller, Adam Prakash, Elena Lazutkaite, Mark Davis, Ahmed Amdihun and Jully Ouma

Paving the way forward for improved crisis governance

A Scoping Paper on the Ongoing Desert Locust Crisis 2019-2021+

Working Paper

A Scoping Paper on the Ongoing Desert Locust Crisis 2019-2021+

Alexander Müller, Swantje Nilsson, Adam Prakash and Elena Lazutkaite

A call to instill and coordinate innovative early warning and outbreak prevention systems both at the global and regional level to increase resilience in times of the climate crisis

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