A reading that discusses the impact of climate change on health, security and international conflict. It discusses how climate change can cause the spread of vector-borne disease across geopolitical borders and thus lead to security issues and conflict.
Students will learn about the interlinkages between climate change and global health. They will be introduced to ‘Health Security’ and how it is impacted due to extreme weather events and natural disasters. Students will further understand the role of climate change and global health in disease transmission across geopolitical borders and potential security issues such as migration, refugee crises and human rights that may arise from it.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
|Health and Climate Security: Interconnected Security Challenges of Climate Change and Infectious Disease
|Topic(s) in Discipline
|Security Studies, Health Security, Geopolitics, National Security, Peace and Conflict Studies, Human Migration, Climate Refugees, Infectious Disease
|Policy, Politics and Environmental Governance, Climate and Society, Climate and Health
|Type of tool
|Kaleem Hawa in Epicenters of Climate and Security: The New Geostrategic Landscape of the Anthropocene eds Caitlin E. Werrell and Francesco Femia
|The Center for Climate and Security