Climate and Environmental Security
What is the Link Between Climate and Environmental Security and the Security Sector?
Security sectors are in a unique position in their access to stakeholders and partners, spanning from the highest-level political decision makers, to multistakeholder platforms on disaster management, to being the only state presence left in fragile remote areas. Sometimes, it is in those contexts where environmental crimes are committed to sponsor groups that undermine stability and human security.
In the context of climate change and environmental degradation, it is important to explore opportunities for security institutions to collaborate more effectively with among others traditional leaders, women’s associations, local security councils, and other stakeholder who can share valuable knowledge on climate and environmental risk factors as well as local and often nature-based solutions which can contribute to greater resilience.
ISSAT's work on climate security aims to open pathways for donors to start investing in security sector reform assistance linked to environmental and climate related security, in line with the human security global agenda.
Please find ISSAT's resources from our work on the nexus of Climate Change, Environmental Security and SSG/R.