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How climate Change is Pushing the Boundaries of Security and Foreign Policy

This paper examines how two aspects of climate change, namely Arctic melt and rising sea levels, can lead to international legal disputes, disrupt access to vital resources such as water and food, and damage critical infrastructure.
It argues that maritime boundaries are particularly susceptible to re-evaluation as a result of climate change and states the borders between the US and Cuba as an example.
The author further discusses the consequences for coastal states, small island states and transportation routes.
He concludes that an adaptation of international law can help resolve some of the problems.

Publication website ( Webpage - www.chathamhouse.org.uk )

Author(s)Cleo Pascal
PublisherChatman House
Place publishedLondon
Date / Journal Vol No.June 2007
Pages12
 
 

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