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Geoff Dabelko

Ohio University

Based in

United States
North America

Geoff Dabelko is a professor at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service at Ohio University. His research focuses on climate and security, environmental peacebuilding, and age-friendly, climate resilient communities. He is affiliated with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Ohio State University’s Age-Friendly Innovation Center, and the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, a program he directed from 1997-2012. He was a lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 5th Assessment Working Group II Chapter on “Human Security” and a chapter author on the 5th U.S. National Climate Assessment.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Scientific assessments Behavioral action

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Holly Dabelko-Schoeny, Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Smitha Rao, Melissa
Damico, Fiona C. Doherty, Anthony C. Traver & Marisa Sheldon, “Age-Friendly
and Climate Resilient Communities: A Grey–Green Alliance.” 2003. The
Gerontologist XX: 1-6.

Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Anniek Barnhoorn, Noah Bell, Daniel Bell-Moran, Emilie Broek,
Alexis Eberlein, Andrea Gadnert, Elise Remling, Jürg Staudenmann, Christoph
Bogner, Karolina Eklöw, Blaze Horn, Kyungmee Kim & Johan Schaar. 2022. Navigating
a Just and Peaceful Transition (Part 3). (SIPRI: Stockholm, Sweden).

Richard Black, Joshua Busby, Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Cedric de Coning, Hafsa Maalim,
Claire McAllister, Melvis Ndiloseh, Dan Smith, Jose Alvarado, Anniek Barnhoorn,
Noah Bell, Daniel Bell-Moran, Emilie Broek, Alexis Eberlein, Karolina Eklow, Jakob Faller, Andrea Gadnert, Farah Hegazi, Kyungmee Kim, Florian Krampe, David Michel, Corey Pattison, C Ray, Elise Remling, Evelyn Salas Alfaro, Elizabeth Smith, Jürg Staudenmann. 2022. Environment of Peace: Security in a New Era of Risk. (SIPRI: Stockholm, Sweden).

Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2022. “Environmental Security.” Contemporary Security Studies 6th ed. Alan Collins, Ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press): 247-262.

Tobias Ide, Carl Bruch, Alexander Carius, Ken
Conca, Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Richard Matthew, & Erika Weinthal. 2021. “The
Past and (F)utures of Environmental Peacebuilding.” International Affairs (1): 1-16.

Ken Conca and Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Eds. 2019. Green Planet Blues: Critical Perspectives on Global Environmental Politics. 6th Ed. (New York: Routledge).

Davis, Sarah C., Derek Kauneckis, Natalie A. Kruse, Kimberly E. Miller, Michael Miller, and Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2016. “Closing the Loop: Integrated Systems Management of waste in food, energy, and water systems” Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences 6:11-24.

Rüttinger, Lukas, Dan Smith, Gerald Stang, Dennis Tänzler, Janani Vivekananda, Oli Brown, Alexander Carius, Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Roger-Mark De Souza, Shreya Mitra, Katharina Nett, Meaghan Parker, Benjamin
Pohl. 2015. A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks. Berlin: adelphi, International Alert, Wilson Center, European Institute for Security Studies.

Adger, W.N., J.M. Pulhin, J. Barnett, G.D. Dabelko, G.K. Hovelsrud, M. Levy, Ú. Oswald Spring, and C.H. Vogel, 2014: “Human security.” Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment
Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Field, C.B., V.R. Barros, D.J. Dokken, K.J. Mach, M.D. Mastrandrea, T.E. Bilir, M. Chatterjee, K.L. Ebi, Y.O. Estrada, R.C. Genova, B. Girma, E.S. Kissel, A.N. Levy, S.
MacCracken, P.R. Mastrandrea, and L.L. White (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, pp. 755-791.

Francois Gemenne, Jon Barnett, Neil Adger & Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2014. “Climate and Security: Evidence, Emerging Risks, and a New Agenda.” Climatic Change 123 (1): 1-9.

Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2009. “Avoid Hyperbole, Oversimplification when Climate and Security Meet.” Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (August 24).

Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2009. “Planning for Climate Change: The Security Community’s  Precautionary Principle.” Climatic Change Vol 96 (1): 13.

Ken Conca and Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Eds. 2002. Environmental Peacemaking. (Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press; Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press).