The first responsibility of a government is to safeguard the people.
But the accelerating impacts of climate change will drive increasingly severe humanitarian crises, political instability and conflict, posing large negative consequences to human society which may never be undone.
The Asia–Pacific region is considered to be “Disaster Alley” where some of the worst impacts will be experienced. Australia’s political, bureaucratic and corporate leaders are abrogating their fiduciary responsibilities and are ill-prepared for the real risks of climate change.
This new Breakthrough report look sat climate change and conflict issues through the lens of sensible risk-management to draw new conclusions about the challenge Australians face.
Read the report - “Disaster Alley: Climate Change and conflict risk”.