• Dimitrios Kantemnidis Aegean University
Keywords: Environmental Security, Climate Security, Climate Change, European Security, Common Security and Defence Policy


Research Paper

DOI: 10.37458/ssj.2.2.6

Environmental security was established academically in the early 1980s in the United States. The threat of environmental issues to national security has been the dominant approach among the many distinct interpretations. In 2008, environmental concerns, particularly climate change, were addressed for the first time in the context of EU security. The European security community frequently considers environmental aspects; however, this is usually limited to a strategic level before moving to implementation. In this article, we illustrate how environmental security has evolved, how it has permeated the European security community, and how it might advance further to secure the security of European citizens better.


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