Developing and implementing the European Roadmap on Climate Change and Security

The beached ships of Aral Sea at Moynaq, once a vibrant fishing port.  The ships now stand more than 150km from the water.  They are sobering symbols of an ecological disaster of tragic proportion.  

Once the world's fourth-large

The European Union has set itself the goal to take into stronger account, in their policies and programs, the security challenges of climate change. Appropriate concrete recommendations for action should thus be developed for the next cycle of the Directorate General for Development Cooperation. These activities are part of the European Union process "Roadmap on Climate Change and International Security", which began in January 2009.

In spring 2009 the EU initiated formal consultations with selected regional organisations (ASEAN, UN, OSCE, NATO) and requested a series of regional studies (Southeast Asia, the Pacific island countries, Southwest Asia including the Arabian Peninsula, and Central America) on the expected security implications of climate change. The results of these studies will later be fed into the European foreign-, security- and development policies.

adelphi was commissioned by the European Commission with the consultation preparation and implementation as well as with four regional studies, which include expert interviews and regional workshops. Proposals for the strategic development of the European "roadmap" process will be formulated, based on the results of the consultations and regional studies.

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Publications of this project

  • Altering Regional Security Dynamics? Climate Change Impacts on Iraq.

    Achim Maas and Kerstin Fritzsche 2012: Altering Regional Security Dynamics? Climate Change Impacts on Iraq.. Berlin: Springer.
  • Der EU Prozess zu Klimawandel und Internationaler Sicherheit an den Beispielen Naher Osten und Südostasien

    Achim Maas und Kerstin Fritzsche 2011: Der EU Prozess zu Klimawandel und Internationaler Sicherheit an den Beispielen Naher Osten und Südostasien. Baden-Baden: Nomos..
  • Territorial Integrity and Sovereignty: Climate Change and Security in the Pacific and Beyond – Paper presented at the conference "Climate Change and Security", 21-24 June 2010, Trondheim, Norway

    Maas, Achim and Alexander Carius 2010: Territorial Integrity and Sovereignty: Climate Change and Security in the Pacific and Beyond. Paper presented at the conference "Climate Change and Security", 21-24 June 2010, Trondheim, Norway. Berlin: adelphi.
  • Climate Change and Security – Three Scenarios for Middle America

    Carius, Alexander and Achim Maas 2009: Climate Change and Security . Three Scenarios for Middle America. Brussels: European Commission.