BMI Welcomes Eden Pridan
Dec 22, 2023
The research focuses on the impacts of climate disruptions on the supply chains of critical foods and national security, with a specific case study examining the interdependence between Israel and Gaza. In recent years, global supply chains have faced numerous challenges, notably during the COVID-19 pandemic and the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine war. Climate change acts as a “risk multiplier,” exacerbating existing crises and generating new challenges. The combination of crises alongside climatic challenges could lead to a “perfect storm,” resulting in instability and national security threats.
This impact is particularly significant in regions like Israel and the Gaza Strip, which rely heavily on long and complex supply chains. These areas are especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change and face additional significant challenges to their national resilience. The research aims to understand and address these vulnerabilities, exploring how climate change influences supply chain disruptions and the consequent effects on national security. It seeks to propose strategies for mitigating risks and enhancing resilience, especially in geopolitically sensitive regions like Israel and Gaza, where supply chain disruptions can have far-reaching implications. Eden will take part in the Geopolitical Cooperation Lab.