publication . Article . 2012

Geopolitics of climate change: A review

Branko Bosnjakovic;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: Thermal Science (issn: 0354-9836, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: VINCA Institute of Nuclear Sciences
Abstract
The paper reviews the geopolitical elements of the emerging discourse on how to control, and cope with climate change. Two complementary approaches may be distinguished: the actor-related approach analyses the positioning of states and interest groups, which develop strategies on coping with climate change; the other approach addresses processes and problem areas (physical, economic, demographic…) emerging in the geographic space as a consequence of, or linked to climate change. With failing mitigation policies and instruments, the urgency of adaptation to climate change is increasing. Assessment of regional consequences of climate change includes the perception...
Subjects
free text keywords: Geopolitics, climate change, mitigation, adaptation, globalization, energy security, global power, Mechanical engineering and machinery, TJ1-1570, Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment, Energy supply, Political economy of climate change, Physics, Classical mechanics, Ecological forecasting, Sustainability, Economic geography
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