Climate Change is now recognised as one of the greatest challenges facing the international community, and when coupled with energy production and use - the most significant contributor to climate change - and the related security problems, the double threat to international security and human development is of the highest order. This wide-ranging book brings together leading thinkers from academia, government and civil society to examine and address the global insecurity and development challenges arising from the twin thrust of climate change and the energy supply crunch.
"We must treat climate as a security issue, the most important threat to global security we will ever face. Energy is at the heart of this transition. Climate security and energy security are two sides of the same coin: one cannot be achieved with the other. This book is an important contribution to exloring this vital part of the environmental security agenda".
Maurice Strong, Secretary General of the Rio and Stockholm UN Conferences
"The destruction of our land and ocean ecosystems over the past century with all its consequences for the energy, water and livelihood security of the world's people can only be halted if we understand and deal with the deeper, underlying systemic issues - which are subject of this extremely important and timely book"
Ashok Khosla, Chairman, Development Alternatives and President, IUCN and the Club of Rome
In association with Earthscan, Stakeholder Forum launched the publication on 4th December, 2009, at the BT Centre, London. For photos of the launch please click here