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Title: UN Peace Keeping Mechanism in the Context of Global Climate Change
Authors: Shafi, Khalid Mahmood
Keywords: Social Sciences
Peace and Conflict Studies
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: National Defence University, Islamabad
Abstract: Barry Buzan’s theory of securitization best expresses the climate-security relation. The global climate change impact dares to define the international security vis-à-vis increasing vulnerability of the states. This study anchors the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), founded by UN in 1988 to utilize climate change knowledge. It advances the dynamics of climate change impact on human security factoring state security. It styles the UN peacekeeping mechanism comprised of; the context of climate change, climate security, climate securitization and the UN peacekeepers. The findings suggest that the UN peacekeeping mechanism is more commanded in the conventional context of security determined by mandates such as to stabilize countries after conflict, protect civilians, disarm, demobilize, reintegrate, promote democracy and human rights. States also pursue their interests which at time conflict with global climate action in the premise of sovereignty. The significance of this study is to highlight the thoughtful role of UN peacekeeping mechanism in climate action. It will attempt the question: Does global climate action dissent with state sovereignty? Why the UN Peacekeeping Mechanism should be counted and; how it can be vitalized to manage the climate change for world peace? The specific objective of this study is to determine the significance of relationship between climate change and climate change policymaking in UN peacekeeping mechanism. This study presents data pertaining to UN Peacekeeping Mechanism that includes the strategic and the tactical dimensions by using ‘Climate Risk Analysis Method’. The strategic dimension is measured by using In-depth interview of security experts, and tactical dimension is measured by Knowledge-Attitude Practices (KAP) survey of policy makers and UN Peacekeepers. Majority of both strategic and tactical dimension, are found enablers to count ‘UN Peacekeeping Mechanism (UNPM) a viable mean to climate change management. This can be a vital tool for betterment of Peace settings. The study would be an addition in the effective UN peacekeeping literature.
Gov't Doc #: 23940
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