Climate Security: An Evolving Dimension to Climate Change
The global phenomenon of climate change has evidently transgressed through every domain of human life and existence. The present-day enormity of climate change makes it more than a mere environmental issue to be a risk or a threat multiplier to the existing human vulnerabilities and grievances in society. The evolving notion of ‘climate security’ summons the idea that climate related changes can endanger the security of humans, ecosystems, economy, infrastructure and societies. At this juncture, it is essential to explore the potential national as well as international security risks that are associated to climate change and to address them appropriately. While the international attempt to bring in the issue of climate change within the mandate of the United Nations Security Council failed to receive desired recognition; it is inevitable to identify the ways and means to approach the arising issue of climate security through national policies. This paper attempts to identify the lacunae in the prevailing domestic policies in addressing the concern of climate security and seeks to suggest requisite reforms for the same.
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