The Climate Change as a Threat Against International Peace and Security in the Aftermath of the Cold War

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD student in international relations at Tehran Azad University South

2 Assistant professor of political science at Tehran University

3 PhD student policy Azad University South Tehran Branch


At the end of the Cold War, a new era began in security attitudes that made a review in the concept of "security and threats" necessary. This review caused approaches to develop in international security that emphasized on the future of security multidimensional. In the new paradigm, along with military hardware factors, political, economic, socio-cultural, and environmental factors are considered as they can act as a threat to international security. Climate change is considered as one of the important international issues in the globalization age. This change in Earth environment can be cause due to the danger in climate change in Earth. Today our lives depend on climate change. In the international scene, effects of threats in relation between countries are observed. For example, Darfur War is the first challenge in the field of climate change. This threat, in addition to social tensions, also will follow political unrest and violent conflicts. This subject is acknowledged in United Nation Framework Convention and also follows up to the Secretary General and checks Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in Security Council as the threat against peace and international security. ;


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