2011-02-11 13:00:47Degrees of Risk: Defining a Risk Management Framework for Climate Security
John Hartz
John Hartz
john.hartz@hotmail...
98.122.68.19

“Degrees of Risk: Defining a Risk Management Framework for Climate Security” By Nick Mabey and Katherine Silverthorne

Current responses to climate change are failing to manage effectively the full range of climate security risks. There is a mismatch between the analysis of the severity of climate security threats and the political, diplomatic, policy and financial investment countries expend to avoid the attendant risks.

E3G’s latest report, Degrees of Risk: Defining a Risk Management Framework for Climate Security, proposes taking some hard won lessons from the security community and adopting a rigorous risk management approach.

Risk management considers variables both known and unknown, analyzes threats and vulnerabilities, and puts strategies in place to manage risk. It is a methodology the national security community has long used when decisions must be made, but information about threats is incomplete, and the future is uncertain.

To access the remainder of the article and a free PDF of the report, go to:

http://www.e3g.org/programmes/climate-articles/degrees-of-risk-defining-a-risk-management-framework-for-climate/

Perhaps John Cook should ask E3G's permission to repost this araticle as a SkS blog?