Gender and Environmental (In)security

From climate conflict to ecosystem instability

Authored by: Nicole Detraz

Routledge Handbook of Gender and Environment

Print publication date:  June  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9780415707749
eBook ISBN: 9781315886572
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For decades, scholars, policy makers, and the media have discussed the connections between security and climate change. These actors have utilized various discourses and narratives to reflect on the negative impacts that a changing climate will have and is currently having on state security, human security, and the security of ecosystems (Detraz 2013). 1 Climate change has been discussed by the defense and military establishments of several states, it has been the subject of multiple sessions before the United Nations (UN) Security Council, and its security implications have been the subject of media profiles as well as numerous academic outlets such as special journal issues and book series.

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