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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.

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Author(s)Council of the European Union
PublisherCouncil of the European Union
Place publishedBrussels
Date / Journal Vol No.27 November 2009 / 16645/0
Pages20
 

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