Japan needs to consider climate risks beyond its borders. Climate change impacts globally and in the Asia-Pacific region will affect Japan’s food security, the increasing competition around resources such as fisheries, and the stability of states. Foreign policy will have to rise to these challenges and take an active role in addressing them. A new and effective way for the G7 would be to engage in long-term resilience partnerships with affected and vulnerable countries.
This paper focuses on the foreign policy implications of climate-fragility risks for Japan.