The new book, written by Professor Simon Dalby who is a member of Mistra Geopolitics’ Science Advisory Board, is soon to be launched. The content of the book and Dalby’s reflections are closely connected to the high-level UN meeting Stockholm+50.
In close connection to the high-level UN meeting Stockholm+50, Simon Dalby takes a new perspective on today’s environmental and humanitarian challenges.
“Coming up to the 50th anniversary of the Stockholm conference held in 1972, my new book ‘Rethinking Environmental Security’ is partly designed to mark the half century since then, what has changed, and what hasn’t,” said Professor Simon Dalby.
Current climate and extinction crisis
Simon Dalby brings his unique perspectives to bear on some of the essential questions raised by humanity over 50 years ago. He summarizes his reflections and the main conclusions of the last 50 years’ environmental challenges.
The book tries to reposition climate change as an extension of earlier formulations by extending the cold war discussion of nuclear dangers and drawing parallels with the current climate and extinction crisis and current existential threats through arguments about firepower.
And, more specifically, the need to constrain both – if security in any meaningful sense is to be provided for humanity.
About the book and author
Simon Dalby is Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, where he teaches in the Balsillie School of International Affairs, and is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. He is also a member of Mistra Geopolitics’ Science Advisory Board.
He is author of Anthropocene Geopolitics: Globalization, Security, Sustainability (University of Ottawa Press 2020), and co-editor of Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: Global Governance Challenges (Routledge 2019) and Reframing Climate Change: Constructing Ecological Geopolitics (Routledge 2016).
Coming soon from Edward Elgar Publishing; Rethinking Environmental Security, written by Simon Dalby.
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News story by: Ylva Rylander, SEI and Mistra Geopolitics.
The United Nations General Assembly are proud to present Stockholm+50: A healthy planet and prosperity for all–our responsibility, our opportunity, in Stockholm 2-3 June 2022.
This conference marks 50 years since the 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment, the Stockholm Conference, was held which paved the way for a growing recognition of links between security and the state of the environment, and later on climate change, as a critical research and policy field.
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