Position: Research Analyst, Environment and Security
Duncan Depledge is a research analyst for the Climate Change & Security Programme. He holds an MPhil in Geographical Research from the University of Cambridge, as well as an MA in Political Theory and a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Sheffield.
Duncan is primarily interested in how climate change is impacting global and regional dynamics of security and geopolitics. Since joining RUSI, he has contributed to studies on the security implications of climate change for the UK, Mesoamerica and China.
Duncan is currently also undertaking a PhD (expected 2013) under the supervision of Professor Klaus Dodds at Royal Holloway, University of London. His research is exploring the changing geopolitics of the Arctic with a specific focus on the implications for UK maritime security, energy security and scientific research.
RUSI articles and analysis by this author
Thinking strategically about the future climate
12 Jan 2011
Last February, RUSI analysts suggested that Whitehall needed to conduct a nationwide review of the implications of climate change for national security. Almost one year later, is the government considering climate change anything other than a peripheral factor?
How Copenhagen will affect international security
9 Dec 2009
The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen has been billed as 'the most important gathering in human history'. Without binding commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stabilise expectations, climate change will have a huge impact on future security considerations.