Climate change: a security (council) issue?

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Security Council: How Did it Get There? During the first half of 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the Summary for Policymakers of its Fourth Assessment Report.3 Some of the findings of Working Group II on “Impacts, Adaptations and Vulnerability” presented daunting scenarios under which, if climate change is not stopped, its negative effects on the environment, such as sea-level rise, desertification or erosion of glaciers, may lead to violent conflicts in the future.4 However, these impacts form only the prover
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-31
Number of pages6
JournalCarbon and Climate Law Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • climate change
  • security council
  • environmental law

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