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Human Security

J Barnett

The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society | Published : 2012


© The several contributors 2011. All rights reserved. Climate change poses risks to the basic needs, human rights, and core values of individuals and communities. These risks are increasingly being described as risks to human security, which contrast with the more abstract notion that climate change poses risks to national security. This article focuses on the first of the commonly agreed climate change and security issues - that is the linkages between climate change and human security. It defines some of the key concepts of vulnerability, adaptation, and human security, which all come together in research and policy on climate change and human security. The relationship between these conce..

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