In this interview Duncan Depledge talks to GP about the emerging field of security and climate change. The conversation touches upon the complexity of climate change and its relationship to (in)security that has led it to be described as a 'threat multiplier' or, in some cases, ignored. Duncan also discusses the increasing international attention given to resource conflicts and the Arctic by a variety of private and public actors, many of which are choosing cooperation over conflict. This leads into a call for more attention to be paid to the differing responses of states and international institutions facing climate change and security. The interview ends with advice for early career scholars and practitioners looking to explore emerging and contested fields such as climate change and security.
Duncan has also written a column exploring this issue which can be found here.