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Source: E3G, 2011
Author(s): Nick Mabey, Jay Gulledge, Bernard Finel, and Katherine Silverthorne
Topics: Climate Change, Livelihoods, Programming
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.