Climate Change: Implications For Defence

This paper reviews the ways climate change is challenging global security and the role the military can play in addressing that challenge. The June 2014 publication is based closely on the Fifth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a comprehensive and relevant analysis of our changing climate.

Author: Brigadier General (ret) Wendell Christopher King, Ph.D, Dean, US Army Command and General Staff College

Published by: University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership / Institute for Environmental Security / Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change

Cambridge / The Hague

June 2014

16 pages

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