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EnviroSecurity Action Guide
Joint Progress Report and follow-up recommendations on climate change and international security (CCIS) to the Council
Climate change is a global challenge, for our environment, economy and way of life. The security implications are real and already being felt. We must expect more in the future, even if concerted global action can limit temperature increases to below a threshold of 2C. Above this level, the consequences could be serious. In either case, the impact will be magnified by the increasingly interconnected nature of the global system. While the poorer, often more vulnerable countries will be the hardest hit, and will require our support, emerging economies and developed countries will also suffer. Indeed, climate change will affect security in the broadest sense of the term, including the human dimension.
In December 2008, the Council requested a further report under the Swedish Presidency. This document fulfils that mandate. It brings the process up to date, by outlining what further action has taken place over the last year, and identifying recommendations for further action in the future.
Publication website ( PDF - register.consilium.europa.eu )
|Author(s)||Council of the European Union|
|Publisher||Council of the European Union|
|Date / Journal Vol No.||27 November 2009 / 16645/0|
1 - ES and foreign and security policy (Mainstreaming environmental factors into foreign and security policy including energy and food security, and security related to other resources such as land, water, living marine resources, terrestrial biodiversity)
2 - ES and development cooperation (Mainstreaming conflict prevention and livelihood protection into development cooperation especially in conflict prone and conflict affected countries, for example, through payment of ecological services and equitable benefit-sharing mechanisms)
5 - ES risk and needs assessment and management
8 - Natural disasters and climate change mitigation and adaptation