Climate Change

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In many parts of the world climate change can seem a secondary concern compared to immediate problems of poverty, food security or conflict. But changes in the world’s climate can have an increasing impact on access to water and land. It affects food production, which in turn will affect food prices, which has so often been the cause of instability. Risks of mass migration as a result of flooding, droughts or other climate related natural disasters, may lead to destabilising population movements which will pose huge challenges locally and internationally. The extent to which NATO should be involved in formulating responses to climate migration and other climate-related security challenges is controversial. More public debate is needed. This is a summary list of all the content in the site categorised within the Climate Change policy area.