Climate Risk & Response Part IV: Climate Security Risks

This AKE Special Report, the last in our four-part series on climate risk and response, highlights some of the key climate change-induced security risks facing a selection of countries presented by region in alphabetical order.

In this report, climate change is deemed a ‘security challenge multiplier’ due to its potential to exacerbate existing security challenges.

The report illustrates that all regions face a range of climate-related threats that are directly affecting or will affect human, operational, infrastructure and state security, ranging from extreme weather conditions to rising sea levels and increased draught. The knock-on effects of these changes on resource competition and social cohesion are in addition likely to result in heightened risk of intercommunal and political violence.