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More complex conflict drivers than environment and climate

While there is a connection between climate variability and conflict in Sudan, the effects are played out in interaction with other conflict-promoting factors as is clearly seen in Darfur. Vulnerability to environmental hazards has generally increased, and growing competition between different livelihood groups promotes conflict as well as environmental degradation. However, ways out of the livelihoods-conflict cycle will require political and economic changes and the support of wider systems of good governance that do not exist today.