Environmental Change and Human Security in Africa and the Middle East

  • Mohamed Behnassi
  • Katriona McGlade

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Global Environmental Change as a Human Security Issue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Katriona McGlade, Christiane Gerstetter, Elizabeth Tedsen, Rodrigo Vidaurre
      Pages 49-71
  3. Impacts of Environmental Change and Implications for Human Security: Case Study Examples

  4. Regional Focus on Water Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Marta Antonelli, Francesco Laio, Stefania Tamea
      Pages 199-217
    3. Özden Zeynep Oktav
      Pages 239-255
  5. Critical Perspectives and Approaches for Addressing the Impacts of Environmental Change on Human Security

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 327-340

About this book


This volume brings together insights on the interactions between environmental change and human security in the Middle East and Africa. These regions face particular challenges in relation to environmental degradation, the decline of natural resources and consequent risks to current and future human security.

The chapters provide topical analysis from a range of disciplines on the theory, discourse, policy and practice of responding to global environmental change and threats to human security.

Case studies from Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Turkey, Iraq and Syria provide empirical evidence, with a focus section dedicated to the critical issue of water resources and water security in the region.

The contributions demonstrate above all that the risks posed to human security arise through multiple and interconnected processes operating across diverse spatial and temporal scales. The complexity of these processes requires new ways of thinking and intervening. As a contribution, the current volume provides engaging insights from theory and practice for those seeking to address the challenges of environmental change.


Water resource management Impacts of environmental change on human well-being Energy and emerging environmental risks Human development, climate change adaptation and mitigation Sustainable water and food security

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohamed Behnassi
    • 1
  • Katriona McGlade
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Laboratory for Territorial Governance, Human Security and Sustainability (LAGOS) Faculty of Law, Economics and Social SciencesIbn Zohr University of AgadirAgadirMorocco
  2. 2.Ecologic InstituteBerlinGermany

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