«Мировое и национальное хозяйство»

Издание МГИМО МИД России    |   
ISSN: 2713-0983

The Great Divider of the World Climate Change: What Does It Mean for the Governance (part I)

The article considers socio-economic implications of climate changes and reviews the Global Governance capability to manage their socio-economic implications

 Key words: environment, UNEP, horseman, apocalypse, drought, flooding, mass-migration, adaptation

Throughout history the environment has dictated the rise and fall of civilizations form the great Indus river valley, the fertile crescent, the Yangtze river and the Nile all encompassed the right ingredients for civilizations to thrive by the abundance of food and water thereby driving stable economies and security. A leap forward in time and the age of enlightenment and the subsequent Industrial revolution seemed to do away with that age-old edict of living in harmony with nature. Rather Man could dictate its own terms and pursuit its own ends and after two centuries of this paradigm it seems that it is about to shatter. Because rather than dictating terms and a profound believe in Mankind’s dominion over earth we have been borrowing from her and at first, she gave us early warnings of the seriousness of not paying it forward, now loan-sharks are gathering and soon the breaking of bones will surely commence if the debt cannot be paid. This will take the form of drought, flooding, mass-migration and competition for resources. This article shall examine how this is so and the implications they will have on global governance. First this article shall address what the role is if any of global governance in climate change so that we may understand the frame work in which the problems arise and where they need to be addressed. Secondly the article shall examine four major categories of climate impact namely; food, water, economics and security. Following the third section shall use the information discussed in order to evaluate and propound on the problems and solutions to global climate governance.

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