Mobilising the language of emergency: Human security and climate action discourse
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Morrissey, John. (2020). Mobilising the Language of Emergency: Human Security and Climate Action Discourse. Irish Studies in International Affairs, 1-12. doi:10.3318/isia.2020.31.11
This paper considers the UN's 1994 concept of human security as indispensable in progressively framing climate security discourse. It argues for a human security agenda that encapsulates a broad and integrated security strategy in which climate change is addressed in a holistic manner along with related human-environmental precarities. The paper reflects on how we might productively conceptualise and enact a human security vision of climate action, how such a vision requires us to think differently and cooperatively about security, and ultimately how this compels us to prioritise a security discourse of shared precarity and collective responsibility.