12 Feb Climate change, migration and security
Climate change, migration and security
Canadian Security Intelligence Service
This document investigates the risks associated with climate change and the implications these may have for the security community. It summarizes the current state of scientific knowledge of the process of climate change and shows how some human communities are more vulnerable to climate change risks than others. In particular, it explores the relationship between the natural environment and human migration behaviour, and looks at how climate change may affect migration patterns. Finally, it uses 2 illustrative cases (China and Pakistan) to describe how such changes would be relevant to the security community.
McLeman, R., & Smit, B. (2003). Climate change, migration and security. Canada : Canadian Security Intelligence Service. URL : https://www.csis.gc.ca/pblctns/cmmntr/cm86-fra.asp