Regions most at risk

Regions most at risk

Parts of the developing world, especially areas of existing political instability, regions of recent conflict, densely populated countries and low-lying lands, are particularly at risk from the implications of climate change, and least equipped to cope with them.

The report World in Transition - Climate Change as a Security Risk, published by the German Advisory Council on Global Change contains the following map showing selected regional hotspots that are vulnerable to security risks associated with climate change.
Conflict constellations in selected hotspots

The map above does not show the consequences of climate change for the South Pacific. Issues over land, the availability of fresh water and environmentally-induced migration will likely exacerbate social tensions in the South Pacific—one of the most linguistically and ethnically diverse regions in the world.

See also water stress in the Middle East and Africa.


22 October, 2010

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