Human and Environmental Security in the Era of Global Risks

Perspectives from Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands

  • Mohamed Behnassi
  • Himangana Gupta
  • Olaf Pollmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. Managing Environmental and Climate Change Induced Risks: The Need for a Paradigmatic and Governance Shift

  3. Environmental and Climate Change: Case Studies on Conflicts and Human Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Taisser H. H. Deafalla, Elmar Csaplovics, Mustafa M. El-Abbas
      Pages 187-203
    3. Mustafa M. El-Abbas, Elmar Csaplovics, Taisser H. H. Deafalla
      Pages 205-220
    4. Rachida El Morabet, Mohamed Behnassi, Mostafa Ouadrim, Mohamed Aneflouss, Said Mouak, Zhar Essaid
      Pages 221-263
  4. Environment and Development: Case Studies

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 387-395

About this book


This book discusses ways to deepen the debate on the linkages between global risks and human and environmental security. The approach put forward in this book is one of questioning the ability of existing concepts, regulatory frameworks, technologies and decision-making mechanisms to accurately deal with emerging risks to human and environmental security, and to act in the direction of effectively managing their impacts and fostering the resilience of concerned systems and resources. Empirical research findings from Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands are provided.

During the last decades the links between emerging risks and the security of humans and nature have been the object of considerable research and deliberations. However, it is only recently becoming an important focus of policy making and advocacy. In this contributed volume, it is presumed that the ability – or lack thereof – to make innovative conceptual frameworks, institutional and policy arrangements, and technological advances for managing the current emerging risks, will foster or undermine the environmental security, and consequently determine the future human security. Moreover, taking into account the links between environmental/climate security, human security and sustainability will help frame a new research agenda and potentially develop a broad range of responses to many delicate questions.



Human security in Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands Climate and environmental change Global risks and conflicts Resilience and sustainability of environmental security Future environmental and human security Risk and impact management Human security development Conflicts and human security

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohamed Behnassi
    • 1
  • Himangana Gupta
    • 2
  • Olaf Pollmann
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Sciences, Center for Research on Environment, Human Security and Governance (CERES)Ibn Zohr UniversityAgadirMorocco
  2. 2.Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate ChangeNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Environmental SolutionsSCENSO GbR - ScientificSankt AugustinGermany

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