The Geopolitics of Climate Change
Environmental Affairs is Policy Exchange’s quarterly journal, which explores the implications of the growing role of environmental policy. As environmental questions are increasingly felt in other areas, from economics, to security, to foreign affairs, we look at what these overlaps will mean. Our contributors are world leaders, distinguished thinkers and experts in their fields, drawn from the UK and around the world.
In our first edition, we look at The Geopolitics of Climate Change, asking how the international context will change as nations feel the effects of climate change and scramble to adapt.
Environmental Policy increasingly reaches the heart of all policy areas, starting with questions of the global balance of power
The world requires a new framework for thinking about the geopolitical risks of climate change, argue David Petraeus and Benedict McAleenan
Australia should match the commitments and ambition of its allies, says its former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
The UK’s Integrated Review shows the convergence of British geostrategy with environmental policy, writes William Hague
Each step of the battery supply chain exposes Western nations to geostrategic competition, warns Nadia Schadlow
Erin Sikorsky and Sherri Goodman highlight the relevance of a changing climate on NATO’s founding mission, and how the Alliance must respond
Smaller democracies should take a role in shaping solar geoengineering research and governance, say David Keith and Peter Irvine
With growing competition for water resources, foreign policy should engage with political realities rather than technical solutions alone, argue Benjamin Pohl, Sabine Blumstein and Susanne Schmeier
The move to ‘electrify everything’ will reduce reliance on global oil and gas markets but brings new risks in energy security, writes Ed Birkett
Bruno Maçães highlights the increasing age of competition between economic blocs and spheres of influence, which is being accelerated by climate policies