8th June, our newly-aboard French teacher Benoit Mayer of International Law Institute attended the international seminar concerning security and environment held by Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Dr. Benoit Mayer gave a keynote speech ofthe implications of the securitization of climate change in the environmental securitydiscussion group.
Climate change has been the constant focus of international security institutions. To date, the UN Security Council alone has held three seminars on climate change and international peace and security. The miscellaneous adverse effects of climate change could aggravate social tension and violence, the Darfur conflict brought by drought being a living example. By using the interdependency theory, Professor Benoit Mayer believes to cope with the influence of climate change on international security, the common environment challenge calls for long-term international cooperation. Memoir of the international seminar shall be published in 2016 by Brulant Press.