The security, economy and social stability of the large and vital Indo-Pacific area are all significantly impacted by the impending dangers posed by climate change. The growing threat to climate security in the Indo-Pacific region is posing challenges for Australia and India. As highlighted in the 2023 2+2 India Australia Ministerial dialogue, Canberra and New Delhi reaffirmed their commitment to a free, open, and rules-based Indo-Pacific through various institutional mechanisms, such as maritime domain awareness, to increase their naval presence and find strategies to address maritime concerns in the region.

This report looks into the pivotal climate security challenges in the region that act as national security concerns to Canberra and New Delhi, including: (i) the threat of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing; (ii) climate-induced displacement; and (iii) humanitarian disasters. The study outlines the urgency of the need for collaborative efforts from both countries to strengthen maritime security, ensure economic prosperity, and bridge gaps by combining resources.

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