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Geoff Dabelko on avoiding conflict from climate adaptation

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Jacob Glass, New Security Beat Sep 6, 2013

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Geoff Dabelko on avoiding conflict from climate adaptation

Podcast

Jacob Glass, New Security Beat September 6, 2013

Although major global action remains stymied in many respects, policymakers around the world are increasingly at least recognizing the need to increase resilience to the effects of climate change. But are the consequences from hastily implemented initiatives being adequately considered? Perhaps not.

"As we develop ways to respond to climate change, we need to go in with our eyes open and understand that there are ways to do that well and ways to do that poorly," says former ECSP Director and current Director of Environmental Studies at Ohio University Geoff Dabelko in this week's podcast. "If we do not get beyond our narrow, siloed approach to climate change…we can actually exacerbate existing lines of conflict or create ones that weren't there before."

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