The geopolitical position of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), its fossil fuel resources, high population growth and the political changes spurred by the Arab Spring, all make the region one of the most dynamic in the world.
This report by Australia’s Centre For Policy Development (CPD) outlines vital actions Australia’s defence establishment can take now to manage climate security risks prudently.
As the impacts of climate change become more evident, Hinrich Tholken, head of the Division on Climate and Environmental Foreign Policy, in addition to Sustainable Economy, at the German Federal Foreign Office, has urged policy makers to consider issues of migration and security as critical aspec
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have championed the phrase “1.5 to stay alive” in demanding that global temperature increases be kept as far below 1.5 degrees C as possible to limit the anticipated devastating effects of climate change on the world’s most vulnerable countries.
Source: The Guardian
Soaring prices for staples is thought to have been one of the factors contributing to unrest in Egypt and Tunisia