Terrorism Climate Agreement
In Poland, in December 2018, the authorities refused entry to at least 13 foreign climate activists registered for COP24 in the southern city of Katowice because they posed a threat to public order and national security. Along with others and groups, activists had planned to push COP24 participants to take swift action to combat climate change. In the most vulnerable areas, climate change is hampering livestock and livestock production and increasing competition for resources such as water. This can lead to violence between rival communities, displacement, water scarcity and famine, all of which undermine the rule of law and state power. Can climate change, terrorism and radicalization be causally linked? In the run-up to COP21, EU cities and regions are looking for a greater role and a stronger mechanism to implement the Paris climate agreements. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks about how the recently signed U.N. climate agreement will spur innovation in renewable energy around the world, including terrorist hotspots. After 36 years of civil war and with large swathes of the economy dependent on climate and environmentally sensitive agriculture, the Central American country is constantly facing intractable threats to its food security. It is these secondary consequences of climate change that provide the ideal conditions for the rise of terrorist or criminal groups.
People affected by hunger, drought and poverty are more sensitive to their financial promises and violent and furious rhetoric. Most Americans view ”global warming” as an ecological, scientific and political theme. More than half of Americans see it as a matter of national security. While it is instructive to present the climate crisis primarily through scientific data on global temperatures, atmospheric carbon concentrations and emissions, it does not encourage people to act almost as much as to characterize them as an immediate national security issue. Making this last point would make it a much greater priority for those in power. In addition, the parties should make a public commitment to strong implementation of international and regional treaties protecting environmentalists. One such treaty is the Escazu Agreement (regional agreement on access to information, public participation and environmental justice in Latin America and the Caribbean), the world`s first agreement for the promotion and protection of environmental defenders. 21 countries have signed the 2018 agreement. But only six countries have ratified it – five fear the ratifications needed to bring it into force. Chile, which resigned as host of COP25 due to poor economic conditions but will continue to chair the negotiations in Madrid, is expected to lead by example and ratify the agreement. Despite a series of claims by Bernie Sanders (2015), Barack Obama (2015) and others that climate change, radicalization and terrorism are linked by complex causal relationships, there is very little academic study of the policy of these claims.
Drawing on the DeLandas (2006) report on social assembly and complexity, this document is conceived as an ”assembly of climate terrorism” between climate change and the radicalization of terrorism. An ”assembly of climate terrorism” is a complex and emerging ”set” consisting of a heterogeneous array of interacting geopolitical components (for example). B, climate factors, migration, think tanks and scientific publications) and a discourse on ”climate security”). In particular, an assemblage of climate terrorism is characterized by ”strategic territorializations”: contextual multiscalary points that crystallize political assertions about the causal links between climate change, terrorism and radicalization.