Environmental Change and Security

A European Perspective

  • Alexander Carius
  • Kurt M. Lietzmann

Part of the International and European Environmental Policy Series book series (ENVIRONMENTAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVI
  2. Opening Address

    1. Walter Hirche
      Pages 1-3
  3. The Environment and Security Nexus

  4. Characterization and Taxonomies

  5. Modeling

  6. Foreign and Security Policy Approaches

  7. Environment and Development Policy Approaches

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 303-322

About this book


Does a connection exist between environmental degradation, resource scarcity and violent conflicts? Global environmental changes, such as climate change and sea level rise, shortage of fresh water and rapid soil degradation increasingly highlight the dimensions of environmental change in foreign and security policy. To reverse these negative environmental consequences over the long term, comprehensive and preventive policy approaches are urgently required.
This state-of-the-art book contains numerous articles by renown German-speaking experts from different scientific disciplines as well as international and European political advisors and diplomats. Together they discuss the complex causes of environmentally induced conflicts and the political and societal mechanisms for conflict prevention.


Climate Change Entwicklungspolitik Konfliktforschung conflict research development development policy environmental management environmental politics international affaires international relations internationale Beziehungen sustainable developm

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Carius
    • 1
  • Kurt M. Lietzmann
    • 2
  1. 1.EcologicBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Department RS I 5Federal Ministry for the EnvironmentBonnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64314-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60229-0
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