FIIA Briefing Paper: Climate Security: Strategy or Necessity for Finland?

Emma Hakala
Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Climate change will have security effects, both directly in the form of natural disasters and indirectly through societal upheavals. In the international arena, some of these have already been recognized by political leaders.

In Finland, climate security has not emerged as a major policy issue. This may be due in part to the fact that the relatively weak ecological impacts predicted for Northern Europe do not amount to a significant sense of threat.

Yet the effects of climate change will be felt globally and will also pose indirect security threats. Therefore, Finland has a responsibility and an interest to develop its own climate security policies and participate in international cooperation in this field, with the aim of managing the phenomenon.

Download the full paper on FIIA website.

Tagit: Maantiede, Politiikka, Arktiset alueet

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