"International Journal of Political Science and Governance"
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A
What is the foreign policy role of northern countries in the current environmental turmoil?
Author(s): Gwladys Nicimbikije
Abstract: This paper studies ‘the coming anarchy’ which occurs unpredictably due to environmental issues using foreign policy as a tool for modeling in environment sector. The post-cold war was a cause and effect but also a ‘wake-up call for states to consider threats of non-traditional security factors as a repercussion of social change such as economic and environmental decline. The implication/role of foreign policy in environmental realm is the states' driven goals to reprieve its extent to environment-driven stress so that its prosperity and national security may be raised in other to tackle the international dimension with other nations. The author explains how environmental policy tries to resist the anarchy caused by the environment turmoil and how states compete for harnessing their national interest responded to by way of hegemony. Evidence is provided using environmental policy process regardless of the Northern countries without forgetting a view point on perspectives and theories.