Climate Change: A Defining Issue for the Middle East

Climate change could be the defining issue that shapes developments in the Middle East for decades to come, says Tobias Borck, RUSI Research Fellow for Middle East Security Studies.

In this video commentary, Tobias explains that, following decisions at the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 to 'phase down' the use of fossil fuels, it is clear that climate change and climate action will be among the most important issues shaping the region's international relations, with a decisive impact on its political and economic development.

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Dr Tobias Borck

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