Potential Security Implications of Environmental Change in Central Asia

Siegfried, Tobias
May 2010
China & Eurasia Forum Quarterly;2010, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p165
Academic Journal
Climate change dynamics in the Central Asia region will be multifaceted and, while key stressors have not yet been identified nor potential impacts quantified, these dynamics translate into an increased vulnerability in the region. Effects will be exacerbated due to the ongoing degradation and depletion of natural resources. What is urgently needed is a new long-term trans-boundary water and energy resources - sharing agreement that is efficient, fair and flexible and that guarantees, to the highest extent possible, environmental sustainability.


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