How Do Development Organisations Integrate Climate and Conflict Risks?  Experiences and Lessons Learnt from the UK, Germany and the Netherlands

How Do Development Organisations Integrate Climate and Conflict Risks? Experiences and Lessons Learnt from the UK, Germany and the Netherlands

Source: Stockholm University, 2016

Author(s): Maria-Therese Gustafsson

Topics: Basic Services, Climate Change, Programming

Added: 24/05/2016

 

The security implications of climate change have attracted increased attention in policy and research during the past decade. Since climate change has far reaching implications on human livelihoods and activities, the potential security implications are broad and complex. As stated in the fifth assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC), climate change undermines human security, affects some previously known violent conflict triggers, and increasingly shapes conditions of security and national security policies. Overall, this means that climate change entails different types of security challenges stretching from human security to state security, which require responses from different policy communities – foreign affairs, defence, crisis management, finance, environment and development. These communities are currently in different stages of developing strategies for integrating climate security risks in their work.

 

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