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Policy-making in the face of climate change, water conflicts and human security

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The second policy brief from the EU funded Climate Change, Hydro‐conflicts and Human Security (CLICO) project presents insights on emerging policies at the interface of climate change, water and human security at national and international level. Ten case studies were conducted in variouscountries in the he Mediterranean, the Middle East and the Saheland at UN and EU level. These investigate whether the link between climate change and human security/conflict is being addressed through targeted policies. The studies show that so far there are few specific policies addressing this interface. However, policies such as a Turkish agricultural insurance scheme and the creation of water user associations in Egypt highlight that even policies not explicitly aimed at preventing conflicts or risks to human security may have beneficial impacts to this end.