Report on the geopolitics of climate and security in the Indo-Pacific

In a new multi-authored publication “The geopolitics of climate and security in the Indo-Pacific”, ASPI’s Climate & Security Policy Centre outlines the cascading and connected impacts of climate change on regional security. The report illustrates how climate will impact great-power competition and militaries, governance and politics, food and water insecurity, ethnic separatism, energy and trade systems.

Climate change is much more than an environmental crisis—it’s a systemic crisis that will transform the geopolitical landscape. And the consequences for the Indo-Pacific, already the most exposed region in the world to climate hazards and home to the world’s fastest growing populations, economies and geopolitical rivalries, will be profound. In this volume, leading experts explore the impacts of this rapidly emerging climate threat on regional systems by interrogating a 1.5°C 2035 climate change scenario developed by the ASPI Climate and Security Policy Centre.

Read the report here