Beyond Internal Conflict: The Emergent Practice of Climate Security

2019 Global Climate Change Alliance Plus Initiative Regional Conference in Kigali, Rwanda (Photo: Ministry of Environment)

Challenges to climate-related security include but are not limited to resource competition, shocks to food security, climate-induced migration, transboundary water management, and unintended consequences from climate policies. Mainstreaming a climate perspective into existing programming can help reduce the risks. However, to ensure success in fragile states, progress may sometimes depend on whether the domestic elite finds it is in their self-interest to embrace such policies.

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Security Topics:  Environment and Security