Climate Change and Conflict Policy Brief No.124 - February, 2022
Ontological Security, the Spatial Turn and Pacific Relationality:
A Framework for Understanding Climate Change, Human Mobility and Conflict/Peace in the Pacific (Part II)
Part II of this two-part study explores the ways in which a combination of ontological security and the spatial turn with a genuinely Pacific approach can contribute to theoretically explaining and practically addressing the challenges of climate change-induced mobility to peace and security in the Pacific region. The focus will be on the fundamental land/people connection and on its implications for ontological (in)security in the face of relocation and displacement. Finally, some conclusions will be drawn and recommendations for further research, policy and practice will be given.