Climate pp 271-281 | Cite as

Climate Change, Scarcities, and the Resulting Challenges for Civil Protection

Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)

Abstract

In spite of political and public disagreement about the danger of ongoing and impending climate change, actual climate change impacts have been unambiguous. Managing climate risks presents challenges because of policy debate, limited resources, and the long timelines associated with climatic change and its effects. More effective approaches to address climate-induced risks should include integrating assessment of stakeholder concerns with environmental risk assessment and acknowledging the potential for civil disturbance. Nations must be increasingly prepared to include the impacts of climate change within civil defense and emergency response capabilities.

Keywords

United Nations Environment Programme Coastal Flooding Solar Radiation Management Stern Review Civil Disturbance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Risk Governance CouncilGenevaSwitzerland

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