Climate change and international security: between securitization and climatization

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This concluding chapter identifies some of the insights that have emerged in the Handbook discussing the different ways of linking climate change with international security. After providing a brief summary of the content of the Handbook, the chapter shows how the contributions to the Handbook have considered in different ways dynamics of securitization and climatization, and suggests that the two processes are complementary. As part of these processes, the chapter highlights two sets of insights emerging from the chapters. The first points to the importance of engaging with complexity and embracing the challenges of the Anthropocene as they question traditional ways of providing and thinking of security. The second points to the limitations of existing approaches and to the importance of considering interdisciplinary ones, new actors and new security practices, moving beyond international security.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook on Climate Change and International Security
EditorsMaria J. Trombetta
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
ISBN (Electronic)9781789906448
ISBN (Print)9781789906431
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2023


  • Securitization
  • Climatization
  • Complexity
  • Climate change
  • Anthropocene


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