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Climate Change – The Gathering Momentum of the Security Debate


There has been a veritable ‘tidal wave’ of political capital expended on the topic of climate change. Within this new focus of political and media attentions, the topic of climate change as a security issue has become an increasingly debated area by academics and politicians alike.

Since mid-2006, there has been a veritable tidal wave of political capital expended on the topic of climate change. Following on from the 2006 release of the Stern Report, which highlighted the potentially severe economic effects that climate change could have, the headlines have been laden with climate change stories, and politicians are keen to position themselves at the forefront of efforts to counter-act global climate change.   Within this new focus of political

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Dr Tobias Feakin

Senior Associate Fellow

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