Climate Security and the Military

Concepts, Strategies and Partnerships

Editor: Georg Frerks, Rinze Geertsma, Jeroen Klomp, Tom Middendorp

Omslag NL Arms 2 HC HR scaled

About this book

This book, Climate Security and the Military: Concepts, Strategies and Partnerships, reviews the climate Security Nexus from the military angle and proposes the design of climate security strategies and how they can contribute to adaptation to and mitigation of the related challenges. Part 1 reviews the understanding of the Climate Security Nexus. Subsequently, Part 2 assesses the potential design of climate security strategies. In Part 3, adaptation to climate change by the military is reviewed. Finally, part 4 discusses the potential contribution of the military to climate mitigation from the angle of operations on land, at sea and in the air, and of solar geoengineering. By thus analysing the impact climate has on security around the world and military operations, this book provides a unique and much needed view on the mutual influence of climate security and the military and provides suggestions to adapt to and mitigate the resulting challenges.


Prof. Georg Frerks held the chair of Conflict Prevention and Conflict Management at Utrecht University and the chair of International Security Studies at the Netherlands Defence Academy till his retirement in 2021.

Cdr (E) dr. ir. Rinze Geertsma (Fellow, IMarEST) is assistant professor at the Netherlands Defence Academy and guest researcher at Delft University of Technology with a research interest in military energy systems.

Prof. dr. Jeroen Klomp is a full professor on arms export control at the Faculty of Military Sciences of the Netherlands Defence Academy and associate professor economics at the Wageningen University & Research.

General (Ret) Tom Middendorp is a former Chief of Defense of The Netherlands and was appointed as the Chairman of – the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS). He is author of the book ‘Climate General’.

Pages: 480

Illustrated: Full Colour

ISBN Print: 9789087284381

ISBN ePDF: 9789400604780

Published: 31 May 2024

Language: English


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