Climate Change and National Security: International Responses (2019–2022)

Climate change is increasingly recognized as a national security threat. A range of states have developed climate security strategies to address effects of climate change that threaten defence infrastructure and contribute to population movements, regional instability and even conflict. Yet we have not seen a systematic account of how states facing different dynamics of threats associated with climate change have gone about developing distinct institutional responses, policy settings and practices in response. That is what this project aims to do, drawing on interviews with international policy practitioners. These findings will then inform recommendations for Australian policy-makers in addressing the climate change-security relationship.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council