RC52 - Climate Security and Planetary Politics


Prof. Steven Ratuva, University of Canterbury

Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies
MBC, Logie Building
University of Canterbury
Canterbury 8140
New Zealand


Dr. Mercedes Alda-Fernández, Rey Juan Carlos University

Rey Juan Carlos University
Paseo de los Artilleros s/n
Madrid 28041


Dr. Masaki Kataoka, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Political Science
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Dr. Dalila Gharbaoui, Macmillan Brown Center for Pacific Studies

University of Canterbury
Macmillan Brown Center for Pacific Studies
401 Logie Building
New Zealand

Board Members

Dr. Christina Laalaai-Tausa, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, Christina.Laalaai-Tausa@canterbury.ac.nz
Dr. Suli Vunibola, University of Canterbury, New Zealand,suliasi.vunibola@canterbury.ac.nz
Prof. Hamdy Hassan, Zayed University, UAE, HHAMDY21@YAHOO.COM
Dr. Jose Sousa-Santos, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, jose@sousa-santos.net
Prof. Radomir Compel, Nagasaki University, Japan, cmplrad@gmail.com
Dr. Haimo Schulz Meinen, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany, H_SchulzMeinen@gmx.de
Dr. Peter Wagner, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, US, wagnerp@uww.edu
Ms. Milena Ludwig, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil, milenagludwig@gmail.com


Recognized as research committee in 2022.


RC52 examines the complex intersection between climate, security, sustainability and power. Of particular interest is how climate is framed as a human security issue, how it is used as a political capital in global geopolitics and how it has shaped and will continue to shape development policies, investment strategies, geopolitical relations and human security thinking and approaches. It will also focus on how climate security has revealed the deeper issues of economic inequality, political power disparity, resource exploitation and indigenous marginalization. It also focuses on the growing people’s movement for change and hope for global collaboration, progressive political action, collective empathy and people empowerment to save the planet and humanity


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