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Climate Change: Implications for Defence

IPCC AR5: Climate Change: Implications for Defence

June 2014

The Fifth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the most up-to-date, comprehensive and relevant analysis of our changing climate.

Climate change intensifies existing pressures and brings new challenges to global peace and security. Societies’ responses to climate impacts may exceed the global or regional capacity to manage those responses peacefully. This briefing reviews the ways climate change is challenging global security and the role the military can play in addressing that challenge.   

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