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Peacekeeping and Climate Change

Peacekeeping and Climate Change

A particularly exciting paper has appeared as a result of a conference held in Bangladesh early this year (2016).  Debate on the impact of climate change among agricultural communities has been widespread.  It is also widely accepted that one consequence is going to be wholesale migration of communities, with limited regard for political boundaries, in the search of better ground for their crops and livestock.  Some of us have been woken to the sound of gunfire as armies either side of the Himalayas 'test' their weapons and, in so doing, remind their counterparts of their presence.  We are also generally aware that development aid is better spent through the female members of communities than via the men.  However, this is the first time that I have seen these threads pulled together and extended to the issue of peacekeeping in these regions and among these communities.  I suspect that it will be a territory to be covered far more extensively in the near future.

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