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Handbook on Climate Change and Human Security

Handbook on Climate Change and Human Security

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Edited by Michael R. Redclift and Marco Grasso

The Handbook on Climate Change and Human Security is a landmark publication which links the complexities of climate change to the wellbeing and resilience of human populations. It is written in an engaging and accessible way but also conveys the state of the art on both climate change research and work into human security, utilizing both disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches. Organized around thematic sections, each chapter is written by an acknowledged expert in the field, and discusses the key concepts and evidence base for our current policy choices, and the dilemmas of international policy in the field. The Handbook is unique in containing sophisticated ethical and moral questions as well as new information and data from different geographical regions. It is a timely volume that makes the case for acting wisely now to avert impending crises and global environmental problems.

Chapter 10: Human security and climate change in the Mediterranean region

Marco Grasso and Giuseppe Feola

Subjects: environment, climate change, environmental geography, environmental politics and policy, environmental sociology, politics and public policy, environmental politics and policy


This chapter investigates human security and its intersections with climate change in the Mediterranean Region (MR). It does so by measuring human security at national level, and by critically discussing an ethical approach for improving human security in the MR. Adopting a regional perspective is particularly useful to account for the traits of human security, in that it favours the recognition of its interregional dynamics, its environmental, cultural and governance dimensions, and its multifaceted relationship with climate change (Liverman and Ingram 2010).There are different and controversial definitions of the MR (Brauch 2001, 2003). We adopt a medium concept that includes all the twenty countries with Mediterranean coastlines, plus Portugal, Serbia, Macedonia and Jordan.

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