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Just Security in an Undergoverned World$
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William Durch, Joris Larik, and Richard Ponzio

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198805373

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198805373.001.0001

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Climate Change and Implications for Security and Justice

Climate Change and Implications for Security and Justice

The Need for Equitable, Inclusive, and Adaptive Governance of Climate Action

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(p.141) 7 Climate Change and Implications for Security and Justice
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Just Security in an Undergoverned World
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Patrick Huntjens

Ting Zhang

Katharina Nachbar

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198805373.003.0007

This chapter examines state-of-the art research and thinking on the implications of climate change for security and justice, clarifying the linkages between them and identifying key governance challenges. Climate justice is about protecting the rights of the most vulnerable and sharing the burdens and benefits of climate change and responses to it equitably and fairly, at the state level as well as beyond the state, while safeguarding the rights of future generations. Broader conceptions of climate security as human security have prevailed, and no trend toward greater militarization of climate action is evident, but successful mitigation and adaptation strategies will be critical components of future peacebuilding work. The chapter ends with recommendations that provide potential pathways for policy and governance reform at multiple levels, both to make multilevel climate governance more fit for purpose, and to better anticipate and address the predicted security and justice implications of climate change.

Keywords:   climate justice, climate adaptation, climate change, human security, human rights, multi-stakeholder climate governance

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