A reading from ‘The Epicenters of Climate and Security: The New Geostrategic Landscape of the Anthropocene’ by The Center for Climate and Security on the impacts of climate change on large urban cities.The reading describes risks and direct and indirect impacts of climate change on the security of urban cities specifically coastal megacities.
Students will understand the impacts of climate change on urban megacities including large coastal agglomerates. They will also learn about the fragility and resilience of cities vulnerable to security risks caused by climate change.They will further understand related security, environmental, human rights and governance issues and policies.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- How does climate change impact urban coastal cities?
- How does climate change cause human migration and displacement? Give examples.
- Does migration to megacities create instability and conflict?
About the Tool
|Tool Name||Coastal Megacities vs. The Sea: Climate and Security in Urban Spaces|
|Discipline||Social Sciences, International Relations|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Urban Environment, Development Studies, Urbanization, Human Migration, Security, Peace and Conflict Studies|
|Climate Topic||Climate and Society; Policies, Politics and Environmental Governance|
|Type of tool||Reading|
|Grade Level||Undergraduate, Graduate|
|Developed by||Janani Vivekananda and Neil Bhatiya in Epicenters of Climate and Security: The New Geostrategic Landscape of the Anthropocene eds Caitlin E. Werrell and Francesco Femia|
|Hosted at||The Center for Climate and Security|