Climate disasters seen increasing conflict risk in large countries
Countries with large populations and low levels of development are most likely to see a rise in the risk of armed conflict after extreme weather events, according to a new study that researchers said underscored the need to boost their resilience.
Almost one in three conflicts in large countries with ethnic tensions and low levels of development over the last 25 years broke out within seven days of such a disaster, said scientists from Germany, Sweden and Australia. Even small-scale disasters can increase the risk of conflict in vulnerable places, according to the research paper, published in the journal Global Environmental Change this week.
They cited Mali, where the militant group Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb exploited a weak state and people’s desperation after a severe drought in 2009 to recruit fighters to expand its area of operation…
14 Ways Leaders Can Build Their Resilience And Transform Their Business
To be a great leader, you must be resilient in the face of setbacks. Resilient individuals can adapt to big changes, remain calm under pressure and guide their teams through challenging periods—all of which are key to the continued success of a company. That’s why it’s important for business leaders to practice and build this skill.
To help you do this, we asked the experts of Forbes Coaches Council to share strategies and practices leaders can adopt to become more resilient. Their best answers are below…