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By Silke Marie Christiansen

The e-book addresses the query of no matter if the at present to be had tools of overseas environmental and foreign humanitarian legislations are acceptable to weather conflicts. It clarifies the various pathways major from weather swap to clash and provides an research of foreign environmental legislations embedded in the overseas doctrine of kingdom accountability. It is going directly to talk about no matter if weather swap quantities to a subject coated through paintings. 2.4 UN constitution – the prohibition of using strength. It then considers the prospective software of overseas humanitarian legislation to weather conflicts. The publication additionally deals a definition of the time period “climate conflict”, drawing on felony in addition to peace and clash studies.

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15 The IPCC notes, ‘[. ’16 The IPCC predicts increases in the frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events such as hurricanes, floods, and droughts. Millions of people will face flooding every year due to sea-level rise by 2080. Small islands and low-lying coastal areas are especially at risk. Flooding could jeopardize hundreds of millions of people who live in the mega-delta regions of Asia. 17 The number of recorded natural disasters has doubled from some 200 to over 400 per year over the last two decades.

These indirect climate change damages show different intensities of conflict, which mostly occur on the national level; however, crisis, intercommunal violence, and fighting may amount to international or even global conflicts. The human response and the secondary damage are not necessarily clearly distinguishable. Competition over resources, for instance, manifests in conflict. Thus, the applicable body of international law to conflict, respectively international humanitarian law, is arranged under both the human response and the secondary damage on the graphic.

10. 29 German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) (2008), p. 158. 30 Gleditsch et al. (2007), p. 3. 25 26 2 Climate Conflicts: The Pathways Social fragmentation of society contributes to the risk of conflicts as well. 33 The impact of climate change hits different countries differently hard. It depends on how prepared for climate change the affected countries are, which means how strong their ability is to react sufficiently to climate change and possible destabilization. This again depends on the economic, political, and governmental stability of a state.

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