There is an urgent need for sustainable solutions as the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region faces significant challenges posed by climate change, which carry potential implications for global security, migration, and socio-economic stability. Therefore, the European Union is confronted with a critical need to reassess its engagement with the MENA region.
A series of recommendations are outlined for effectively addressing climate-related risks and crises in the MENA region. These recommendations include building resilience at the individual and community levels, developing climate intelligence and early warning systems, and prioritising climate-conflict prevention and resolution. The paper also suggests the creation of a European Security and Crisis Response Corps, which would serve as a professional standing force to enhance crisis management and response capabilities.
Overall, this paper emphasises the interconnectedness between the EU and the MENA region and the significance of collaborative efforts to mitigate the challenges posed by climate change in this critical part of the world.
Read the Long Read via the link: Ensuring European Societal Resilience to the Future Challenges: MENA, Climate Change and EU Risk Management - Katarína Ďurďovičová and Matej Kandrík Don't forget to listen to the discussion following this Long Read on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/td7bCHuytUc
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