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Sustainability, Stability, Security

Posted on 14 November 2017    
A dried up river bed in Morocco, North Africa, where rainfall has reduced by 75% as a result of climate change.
© Global Warming Images / WWF
 The first requirement is to recognize that climate change and the risks it poses are a threat to stability and security. An environmentally unsustainable system produces instability, which inevitably leads to insecurity.

This report is an analysis of concrete situations based on existing sources. Drawing on the most recent IPCC report on climate change, it highlights the many consequences of climate change: rising sea levels, extreme weather events, water stress, land degradation and desertification, increased competition for resources, health hazards, and increased migrations. These hazards have historically destabilized entire regions, and will in the future continue to weaken the most vulnerable areas of the globe.

Climate change and security concerns are increasingly interlinked, and demand that appropriate policy responses and frameworks be adopted. 
A dried up river bed in Morocco, North Africa, where rainfall has reduced by 75% as a result of climate change.
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