This report develops the potential links between climate change, its socio-economic impacts and the likely security consequences, showing how the UK and other Western countries will come under increasing internal pressure from their own populations due to climate change. It concludes that the risks of climate change demands a rethink of approaches to security and the development of cooperative and sustainable ways of achieving that security, with an emphasis on preventative rather than reactive strategies.
It explains how the likely impacts of climate change, such as ever more severe weather events, sea level rise, loss of infrastructure, resource scarcity and migration, will force dramatic changes to the policing and law enforcement environment. The report also provides new analysis of the impacts on national security and the military.
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