Armouring the Climate: QUAD's Approach to Protecting the Indo- Pacific

Poulomi Chatterjee,

Contributing Researcher, Global Law Assembly, India

Abstract. When the QUAD reassembled, the majority of the involved member countries wanted to focus on upcoming issues such as that of cybercrime and security, while taking the issue of climate change for granted. However, this view changed when it was realised that long term climate degradation has led to a variety of disasters including viruses, flues, and diseases, aside from the range of disasters categorised as earthquakes, tsunamis, etc. which have hit the habitat of human beings at a degree so large, it has alarmed the need to act promptly in this favour. The QUAD has taken up the emerging issue of climate change amongst other issues, aiming to make the Indo-Pacific region a safe space for habitation, while also protecting the area from any geopolitical concerns. The instant paper thus di􏰁scuss􏰃􏰁􏰁es􏰁 QUAD's􏰖􏰁 appro􏰅􏰅􏰀􏰂ach to􏰄􏰂 prot􏰅􏰀􏰂􏰄ect􏰄ing 􏰄the clima􏰄te 􏰂of 􏰄the Indo􏰂-Pacific region, while putting an armour over it. The paper also discusses various strategies taken by the member countries of the group pertaining to the issue of climate change. In order to free the region from any further climate disasters after the advent of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the QUAD has decided to follow the Paris Climate Agreement in order to aid to the drooping climate, which focuses on lowering the rising temperatures to at least 1.5 degrees celsius, while supporting it 􏰊wi􏰄th t􏰄he 􏰁slo􏰂gan o􏰂f 􏰕'1.5 to stay alive'.􏰖 Se􏰎ver􏰀al c􏰂􏰃ountr􏰄􏰀ies􏰁 across􏰀􏰂􏰁􏰁 t􏰄he glo􏰂be hav􏰎e jo􏰂ined the agreement in support of climate, due to which a window of new hope has emerged.

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Indic Journal of International Law, e-ISSN: 2582-8398, Volume 1(2) (2021).