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UK Ministry of Defence: The Destabilising Consequences of Climate Change

Ministry_of_Defence,_Horse_Guards_Avenue_SW1_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1283275The UK Ministry of Defence’s Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre just released the 5th edition of its “Global Strategic Trends Out to 2045” report, and climate change is featured significantly within its pages. In addition to a thorough look at water, food, energy, biodiversity and humanitarian risks associated with climate change, the report also detailed some specific “defence and security implications” (more…)

European Attention to the Security Implications of Climate Change

050107-N-9293K-336There has been some notable attention to the security implications of climate change in the European Union recently.

On June 24, the Council of the European Union (aka the Council), which consists of national ministers of the EU member states, released its “Council conclusions on EU Climate Diplomacy.” The document includes quite significant attention to the security implications of climate change, consistent with that emphasis in the most recent European Security Strategy (from back in 2003), and the follow-on 2008 “Report on the Implementation of the European Security Strategy.” Below are some notable selections form the document: (more…)

Rear Admiral Morisetti on Climate Change and Conflict

Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, the Climate and Energy Security Envoy of the UK Ministry of Defence and Foreign and Commonwealth Office, spoke with California’s Orange County Register on Thursday about the relationship between climate change and international conflict, and the role of climate change as a “threat multiplier.” (more…)

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