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By Jürgen Scheffran, Michael Brzoska, Hans Günter Brauch, Peter Michael Link, Janpeter Schilling

Severe droughts, harmful floods and mass migration: weather switch is turning into a focus for protection and clash learn and a problem for the world’s governance constructions. yet how critical are the safety dangers and clash potentials of weather switch? may perhaps worldwide warming set off a series of occasions resulting in financial decline, social unrest and political instability? What are the causal relationships among source shortage and violent clash? This booklet brings jointly overseas specialists to discover those questions utilizing in-depth case stories from all over the world. moreover, the authors speak about suggestions, associations and cooperative ways to stabilize the climate-society interaction.

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Mr Tachie-Manson (Ghana) also stressed that “the impact of climate change has implications for human security. ” This brief review of the UN Security Council debate of 20 July 2011 indicates that a few delegations (EU, Slovenia, Spain, Kenya, Ghana, El Salvador, Ka- Introduction: Climate Change, Human Security, and Violent Conflict in the Anthropocene zakhstan, Japan) associated the climate change debate in the UNSC with the human security concept, while during the specific informal thematic (2008, 2011) and formal (2010) debates in the General Assembly on Human Security on 22 May 2008,24 on 20 and 21 May 2010,25 and on 14 April 201126 most countries referred to climate change as one of the major threats for human security.

2 The Discourse on Climate Change, Human Security, and Violent Conflict The interest of policymakers in the climate change and security nexus has differed with regard to national, international, and human security: • From the perspective of US national security, the interest of the defence and intelligence community is in how the US military can continue to operate in a world where climate change impacts are increasing and in how the US can maintain its position as the single military superpower and influence outcomes in the interest of its own national security.

The paradigmatic shift from ‘national security’ to ‘human security’ implies a change in the reference objects, the values to be protected, and the security dangers and concerns faced by individuals and humankind and that they have to cope with, as well as in policy agendas and strategies for achieving human security. g. of global environmental change and global warming) and the victims of ‘our own consumptive behaviour’ (through an increase in the number and intensity of hydro-meteorological hazards).

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