In this debut episode of Insecure: A Security Podcast we discuss environmental security and COP 26 with Prof. Richard Beardsworth, the Head of the School of Politics and International Studies at the University of Leeds, and Dr. Nicole Nisbett, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Leeds.
This fascinating discussion explores how climate change is securitised by different actors, actors’ different experiences of climate change and climate diplomacy, the potential conflict between climate security and other forms of security, and how does the Russian invasion of Ukraine impact on the challenge of climate change and the need for climate action. In doing so the episode seeks to address the central question: is the world more secure or insecure today as a result of COP 26?
Prof. Beardsworth’s recent work on this topic:
- Beardsworth R. 2020. Climate science, the politics of climate change and futures of IR. International Relations.
- Beardsworth R. 2021. COP26: A decade of decision.
To find out more about cutting edge research on this and other topics
Priestley International Centre for Climate and the Centre for Global Security Challenges websites.
- Priestley Internal Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds: COP 26 Reflections
- The IPCC 6th Assessment Report April 2022
The Glasgow Climate Pact
- The Glasgow Climate Pact – Key Outcomes from COP26
- Five things you need to know about the Glasgow Climate Pact
- The UNFCCC
- Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
Stay tuned, the next episode will be coming out next month and we will be looking at ‘The future of terrorism research’ with Dr. Gordon Clubb and Mr. Mohammad Didarul Islam.
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