The Partial Climatisation of Migration, Security and Conflict

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Title
The Partial Climatisation of Migration, Security and Conflict
Title of the book
Globalising the Climate. COP21 and the climatisation of global debates
Author(s)
Maertens Lucile, Baillat Alice
Publisher
Routledge
Address of publication
New York
ISBN
978-1-13-867559-9
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2017
Editor
Aykut Stefan, Foyer Jean, Morena Edouard
Chapter
6
Pages
116-134
Language
english
Abstract
In the immediate run-up to COP21, several developments contributed to attracting more attention to the climate-security-migration nexus. For months, European countries had faced a major migrant and refugee crisis, plus a surge in the activity of extreme rights groups. Two weeks before the conference, Paris was hit by a coordinated terrorist attack that directly affected the organization of COP21. In this context, French President François Hollande’s opening statements at the Leaders Event also stated that climate change would cause conflicts, migrations, and threats to human security.
Set against that broad contextual backdrop, this chapter looks at how migration, security and conflict — at that time probably the most acute issues covered by international media — entered into the climate negotiations. It aims to assess both why and how political leaders, civil society members and experts aspired to include migration and conflict in the climate talks. Focusing on the political outcomes, it also evaluates the implications and resistance against the merging of these meta-problems of contemporary international relations.
Keywords
Climate change, COP21, Conflict, Migration, Negotiations, Security
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