In late December 2016, RAND Corporation published a dissertation on climate change and international security. The dissertation offers a prospective analysis of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the anticipated security consequences of climate change.
According to the author, the effects of climate-driven environmental change is expected to threaten international security in many ways, and “has the potential to increase the need for humanitarian assistance and disaster response, to create tension over shared resources, to renew and enhance geo-political interest in the Arctic, and to deepen concern with respect to the Middle East and North Africa.”
RAND published a similar report on the effects of climate change on urban environments earlier in December 2016.
For more information on this dissertation, please follow the link below.
NATO, Climate Change, and International Security A Risk Governance Approach, RAND Corporation