Vinsamlegast notið þetta auðkenni þegar þið vitnið til verksins eða tengið í það: http://hdl.handle.net/1946/3278
New Security Threats and the Security Council; Climate Change as a Threat to Peace and Security
The post Cold War Security Council has been experiencing an unprecedented change in the security environment. New security threats, such as climate change, have emerged and the question is if the Security Council has the skills, competence and the will do deal with them. Security in broader terms is examined to set the foundation for the discussion on the new security spectrum which has replaced the traditional security spectrum of the Cold War. Climate change provides an example on how new security threats have materialized and no less how the Security Council has been dealing with them. An optimal scenario on how the Council could deal with climate change and new security threats, as well a more realistic scenario based on the current geopolitical realities, are finally presented. The conclusion is that the Security Council is working on the basis of the new security spectrum and does have the skills and competence to deal with these new security threats, including the threat posed by climate change. However, the main question seems to evolve around the will of the Council which ultimately lies with the member states of the UN and the Council, though in particular with the five permanent members.