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Library / New "Backdraft" Podcast Series, on the Peace and C...
Source: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2017
Author(s): Lauren Herzer Risi
Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Programming, Renewable Resources
The science is clear: To prevent major disruption, the global community must take steps to address climate change. But it is also increasingly clear that efforts to address climate change can have major effects on societies that are not always anticipated.
The “backdraft” initiative at the Wilson Center is an effort to understand how policies and programs intended to help us adapt to or mitigate climate change can unintentionally do harm. In a new podcast series, we speak to experts from around the world about the potential peace and conflict consequences of climate change responses, from the pitfalls of the “green economy” to the geopolitical challenges posed by geoengineering.