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"Climate Change and Iceland's Role in North Atlantic Security"

"Climate Change and Iceland's Role in North Atlantic Security"

Lecture for the International Security Program

Presentation, International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

November 26, 2007

Author: Björn Bjarnason

Belfer Center Programs or Projects: International Security

 

"In my present position as a Minister of Justice, I have a number of responsibilities that relate to domestic and external security — the role of my ministry in this field could best be described by comparing it with your Department for Homeland Security. As maritime activity has immense importance for Iceland's security, I will address here today a number of security issues that relate to maritime activity in the North Atlantic. The profile of these maritime security issues is changing in the North Atlantic due to climate change and, in its wake, the increased exploitation of oil and gas in the Arctic."

 

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Bjarnason, Björn. "Climate Change and Iceland's Role in North Atlantic Security." Presentation. International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, November 26, 2007.

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