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Demilitarizing the Response to Climate Change

Demilitarizing the Response to Climate Change

National governments, particularly in the Global North, emphasize the militarization of national borders to prevent climate refugees over policies—like reducing carbon emissions—that would actually address the security threat posed by climate change itself.

How the Paris Agreement Can Help Us Get to a Low-Carbon Global Economy

How the Paris Agreement Can Help Us Get to a Low-Carbon Global Economy

The Paris Agreement’s most significant departure from the Kyoto Protocol was the shift from top-down, legally binding emissions targets to bottom-up, voluntary pledges on emission cuts, opening the way for reluctant parties to get on board and for the climate agreement to articulate more ambitious goals.

From Water Scarcity to Conflict or Cooperation

From Water Scarcity to Conflict or Cooperation

Although it can be a factor that exacerbates conflict, water scarcity in transboundary river basins can also provide incentives and opportunities for greater cooperation between countries.

Considering Links Between Gender, Climate Change, and Conflict

Considering Links Between Gender, Climate Change, and Conflict

Gender—along with other social identities—positions women and men in particular ways in relation to power and influences both how vulnerable or adaptive they are to environmental change and how they experience violent conflict and its transformation.