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Human Security and Climate Change in Southeast Asia
Managing Risk and Resilience

ISBN 9780415684897
Published August 2, 2012 by Routledge
224 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book makes an important and timely contribution to debates about the relationship between climate change and security in Southeast Asia. It does so through a human security lens, drawing on local and regional expertise to discuss the threats that climate change poses to human security in Southeast Asia and to show how a human security approach draws attention to the importance of adaptation and strategies for social resilience. In doing so, it exposes the consequences of climate change, the impact on community rights and access, the special problem of border areas, before going on to investigate local and regional strategies for addressing the human security challenges of climate change.

Table of Contents

1. Human Security, Climate Security and Social Resilience  2. The Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia  3. Risk, Vulnerability and Resilience: Climate Change and the Urban Poor in Asia  4. Water Regime Resilience and Community Rights to Resource Access in the Face of Climate Change  5. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD): Mitigation, Adaptation and the Resilience of Local Livelihoods  6. The Gender and Climate Debate: More of the Same or New Pathways of Thinking and Doing?  7. Climate Security and Development in Southeast Asia: the Limits of UNESCAP’s Green Growth Approach  8. Risk, Resilience and Human Security in Cross-Border Areas: the Greater Mekong Subregion, the Heart of Borneo and the Coral Triangle  9. ASEAN and Climate Change: Building Resilience through Regional Initiatives  10. Conclusion: Conditions for Enhancing Human Security

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Lorraine Elliott is Professor of International Relations at the Australian National University, Canberra and Visiting Senior Fellow at the Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of Strategic and International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Mely Caballero-Anthony is Associate Professor, and Head of the Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; and former Director of External Relations at the ASEAN Secretariat.