Report Available - Climate Change & National Security: The Arctic as a Bellwether

Date: 
20 August 2012

Report Available
Climate Change & National Security: The Arctic as a Bellwether
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

The executive summary of the report is available at:
http://tinyurl.com/ArcticBellwether-ExecSummary

The full report is available at:
http://www.c2es.org/docUploads/arctic-security-report.pdf

For questions, please contact:
Jay Gulledge
Email: GulledgeJ@c2es.org

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"Climate Change and International Security: The Arctic as a Bellwether,"
a report by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), examines
arctic-related announcements and actions by circumpolar states including
the United States, Canada, Russia, and several European countries. It
concludes that the emerging security issues in the Arctic could
foreshadow climate change's broader influence on global geopolitics.

In their analysis of countries' announcements and actions since 2008,
the report's authors found that while there is widespread support for
the goal of maintaining cooperative relations in the region, several
countries have also made clear that they intend to defend their national
interests there if necessary. To keep relations from veering toward
conflict, the report calls for countries to move quickly to strengthen
existing multilateral mechanisms. As a first step, it recommends that
the Arctic Council, which includes all of the arctic states, reconsider
its existing prohibition on discussing military security issues.

The executive summary of the report is available at:
http://tinyurl.com/ArcticBellwether-ExecSummary.

The full report is available at:
http://www.c2es.org/docUploads/arctic-security-report.pdf.

For questions, please contact:
Jay Gulledge
Email: GulledgeJ@c2es.org

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