Facing Global Environmental Change

Environmental, Human, Energy, Food, Health and Water Security Concepts

  • Hans Günter Brauch
  • Úrsula Oswald Spring
  • John Grin
  • Czeslaw Mesjasz
  • Patricia Kameri-Mbote
  • Navnita Chadha Behera
  • Béchir Chourou
  • Heinz Krummenacher

Part of the Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace book series (HSHES, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-18
  2. Contextualization of Global Environmental Change

  3. Securitization of Global Environmental Change

  4. Securitization of Extreme Natural and Societal Outcomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-244
    2. Nana K. Poku, Bjorg Sandkjaer
      Pages 257-268

About this book

Introduction

The year 2007 could perhaps accurately be described as the year when climate change finally received the attention that this challenge deserves globally. Much of the information and knowledge that was created in this field during the year was the result of the findings of the Fourth - sessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which were disseminated on a large scale and reported extensively by the media. This was the result not only of a heightened interest on the part of the public on various aspects of climate change, but also because the IPCC itself proactively attempted to spread the findings of its AR4 to the public at large. The interest generated on the scientific realities of climate change was further enhanced by the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the IPCC and former Vice President of the US, Al Gore. By taking this decision in favour of a leader who has done a great deal to create awareness on c- mate change, and a body that assesses all scientific aspects of climate change and disseminates the result of its findings, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has clearly drawn the link between climate change and peace in the world.

Keywords

Climate Change Desertification Environmental Policy Human Geography International Relations Migration environmental change

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans Günter Brauch
    • 1
  • Úrsula Oswald Spring
    • 2
  • John Grin
    • 3
  • Czeslaw Mesjasz
    • 4
  • Patricia Kameri-Mbote
    • 5
  • Navnita Chadha Behera
    • 6
  • Béchir Chourou
    • 7
  • Heinz Krummenacher
    • 8
  1. 1.Free University of BerlinGermany
  2. 2.National University of MexicoMorelosMexico
  3. 3.University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Cracow University of EconomicsPoland
  5. 5.University of NairobiKenya
  6. 6.Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict ResolutionNew DelhiIndia
  7. 7.University of Tunis-CarthageTunisia
  8. 8.swisspeaceBernSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68488-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-68487-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68488-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-5793
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-5807
  • About this book