Climate Change: A Security (Council) Issue?

Carbon and Climate Law Review, Vol. 1, pp. 26-31, 2007

6 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2007

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Francesco Sindico

University of Strathclyde - School of Law

Abstract

On 17 April 2007, the United Nations Security Council held a groundbreaking open debate at the ministerial level on the relationship between energy, security, and climate. As such, the meeting emphasised the need to reflect on the linkages between climate change and international security. This article explains how the topic reached the UN Security Council, highlighting the division in the international community between those who believe that climate change is a security challenge and that it is, therefore, a legitimate issue to bring before the UN Security Council, and those who believe that climate change is rather a matter of sustainable development which should be dealt with by other UN bodies.

Keywords: climate, UN, Security Council, peace, security

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Sindico, Francesco, Climate Change: A Security (Council) Issue?. Carbon and Climate Law Review, Vol. 1, pp. 26-31, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1013186

Francesco Sindico (Contact Author)

University of Strathclyde - School of Law ( email )

Lord Hope Building
John Anderson Campus 141 St. James' Rd
Glasgow G4 0LT, Scotland G4 0LT
United Kingdom

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