The Role of Ecology in Security Politics: Climate Change, Conflict and Security
Climate change threatens the access to essential resources for millions of people. Moreover, climate change directly threatens the lives of people. The conflicts that might result from climate change could escalate into violent conflicts within and between states. In his presentation, Christoph H. Stefes, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, discussed under which circumstances conflicts might turn violent and how the Western community could assist in preventing or solving these conflicts.
The Atlantic Council of Croatia in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Hanns Seidel Foundation, and the Eduardo Frei Foundation hosted the conference on "NATO in the 21st Century".
The presentation [pdf, 470 KB, English] is available for download.