Climate Change and Security

Climate Change and Security

The IISS believes climate change could have a serious effect on regional and global stability, and researches how global warming may affect disputes over territory, water and other resources, or could otherwise threaten peace. It also studies the mechanisms for averting 'climate wars'.

'A must read for foreign-policy professionals.'

Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky, former US Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs on the Adelphi book 'Climate Conflict: How Global Warming Threatens Security and What to Do about It'.

Adelphi Book

Arctic Opening: Insecurity and Opportunity

As global warming makes the Arctic increasingly accessible, the world’s interest in it increases. Examining fresh economic opportunities, the potential for conflict and future governance, this book is the perfect guide to the new polar frontier. 


Adelphi Book

Food Security in Asia: Challenges, Policies and Implications

Asia's smallholder farmers who supply 80% of the continent’s food confront continued poverty, as they struggle to raise output in the face of creeping environmental degradation, looming water shortages and the unpredictable effects of climate change. As this Adelphi shows, there are no simple solutions

Spotlight on the Arctic

The institute’s Forum for Arctic Climate Change and Security is a major component of its work on climate change and security.