Let's Begin to Look At Climate Change As A Security Concern

June 11, 2014 8:08 PM

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Let's Begin to Look At Climate Change As A Security Concern

“It has not been normal for rainstorms like these to happen at this time of the year, early in March.” President Mahama noted on this year’s rainy Independence Day. The President has done a great deal in raising concerns on climate change, and with the Former President H.E. John A. Kufuor serving as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Climate Change, Ghana has great potential in not only taking the lead for the region in combating global warming, but also reshaping the agenda to highlight yet another dimension of climate change–the threat to peace and security.

The theme of this year’s World Environment Day on June 5th, “Raise your voice, not the sea level” called to mind the urgency to help protect Small Islands States—collectively home to more than 63 million people—in the face of growing risks and vulnerabilities as a result of climate change. Rising se...

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