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silence7 t1_irbqm5t wrote

What steps can countries take to limit the risk of climate-change-induced conflict between themselves and their neighbors?


climatesecurity t1_irbwr6l wrote

The overarching global requirement and priority is to drive down emissions. A reduction in emissions reduces the security risks. That is clear. In the absence of this - and noting that emissions have more than doubled since 1990 and at present no abatement - then we must adapt. What does this involve? Increased cooperation on resources, increased cooperation on disaster relief. An important consideration is for the larger better placed regional countries to assist near neighbours at greater risk and vulnerability. An example is Australia in relation to Pacific Island countries - this could take the form of assisting with financing (one example) of adaptation efforts.