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Degrees of Risk: Defining a Risk Management Framework for Climate Security

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Source: E3g.org, February 2011

ASP Fellow Bernard Finel contributes to a new climate security report.

Executive Summary:

There is a growing consensus in the security community that climate change presents significant risks to the delivery of national, regional and global security goals. Through sea level rise, shortages of food and water and severe weather events, climate change will have significant impacts on all countries, which in turn could affect their social stability and economic security. In the coming decades such impacts will increase the likelihood of conflict in fragile countries and regions. Peaceful management of even moderate climatic changes will require investment in increased resilience in national and international security and governance systems. Read more…


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