Urbanisation and Climate Security- Policy Brief
This new PSI policy brief looks at the under-researched relationship between urbanization and climate-security. Globally the amount of people living in cities is one the rise and non-conflict violence in cities is on the rise. While cities worldwide face climate risks, cities of the global South are struggling most to combined the pace of urban growth with a lack of natural resources. This results in poor planning and highly unequal processes of urbanization, where tensions over these resources are on the rise.
First World Climate and Security Report out now
The World Climate Security Report 2020 is published on February 13th. It is the first global assessment and comprehensive overview of climate-related security risks.The report is published by IMCCS together with PSI and other partners. The IMCCS consists of senior military leaders and security experts representing 31 countries, who argue the military needs to address all credible threats to their respective nation’s security, including climate change impacts.
Luxembourg championing Climate Security Conference 2020
On 14 February, the first edition of the World Climate Security Report is presented in Luxembourg. The event is hosted by Deputy Prime Minister François Bausch who has recognized the need to put climate-security higher on the European and international agenda. General Tom Middendorp (ret.) will present the key findings of the report in Luxembourg and during the subsequent Munich Security Conference.