News Digest Item
09 Feb 2018

Air pollution and climate change issues for international security

Munich Security Conference

The Munich Security Conference included climate change and emissions pollution as some of the biggest issues for international security in its 2018 report. “In the end, few experts doubt the long-term effects a changing climate will have on international security […]. While climate change will affect economic, security, and political systems all over the world, it will mainly act as a “threat multiplier” in those states with limited capacities to deal with it,” write the authors. They call for more action on exiting fossil fuel combustion, as it not only fuelled climate change, but air pollution is responsible for millions of deaths every year.

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See the CLEW dossier The Energiewende's implications for international security for background.

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