Climate change and the environment
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Systematic integration of Climate Crisis policies in Foreign and Development policies.
Climate change and environmental disasters impact the world in a wide array of ways. Governments struggle to settle internally displaced populations, scramble to contain climate-driven migration, and buckle under the economic pressure of climate-threatened livelihoods. With the scope of the problem only beginning to dawn on the world, political institutions will need to make fundamental changes in the way they address climate change and environmental protection.
Comprehensive and specialised climate and environmental affairs must be systematically included in multilateral and bilateral security agendas. Protecting and restoring the environment must be non-negotiable conditions when shaping the EU’s diplomacy, instead of being understood merely as issues to be tackled through global accords. Large scale international documents, say, the Paris accords, are capital for increased cooperation on global threats. However, this will not suffice if Europe is to properly embrace its role as a sustainable world leader.
Consider the possibility for Europe to drive the green transition within the Union and through the Eastern and Southern Partnership Programs. That would feed into Europe’s geopolitical security needs, and address the pressing issue of global warming. To enable the EU to achieve such objectives, we must integrate environmental considerations into the runway of foreign affairs policy-making and push for climate change to be included in Security agendas.
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