Environmental Change and Security
RUSI evidence papers included in new Government climate change report
News: 11 Jul 2011Expert RUSI analysis has been used by the Government to publish its new report on climate change. Papers prepared by the Climate Change and Security Programme at RUSI have helped the Government deliver a comprehensive analysis on the wider-effects of climate change.
Climate Security Research Project: Mexico and Central America Visit
News: 29 Jun 2009Dr Tobias Feakin and Shiloh Fetzek’s visit to Mexico and Central America marks the launch of a project to investigate the impact of climate change on security and stability in the region. As the effects of the changing climate become increasingly apparent, Mesoamerican governments join RUSI in discussions on the arising security implications.
Climate-related impacts on national security in Mexico and Central America
News: 26 Nov 2009Climate change will make Mexico and Central America's current challenges of poverty and governance much harder to solve in the future, and could contribute to a deteriorating security environment according to the preliminary report from a research project by the Royal United Services Institute.
Putting the Arctic Boom on Ice: Proceedings of RUSI Arctic Roundtable
Commentary: 11 May 2011On 12 May 2011, foreign ministers from the eight Arctic countries will participate in the seventh summit of the Arctic Council, an organisation initially forged to secure agreed environmental standards for the region. Now, amid growing interest in the opportunities and challenges energy resources and sea lines of communication present, the Council must reform to meet the interests of global demand.
Thinking strategically about the future climate
Commentary: 12 Jan 2011Last 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
Commentary: 9 Dec 2009The 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.