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New EU climate adaptation strategy recognises the security risks that climate change entails

March 01 - 2021
  • European Union
  • climate change adaptation
  • conflict risk
The EU's new Climate Change adaptation strategy sets out the path for the EU to become fully climate-resilient by 2050. Among other things, it acknowledges that it will have to respond to the conflict aggravating effects of climate change in the developing world.
Armed forces across Europe are increasingly including climate matters in their agendas since their priorities based on readiness, operations, and strategy are increasingly being influenced by environmental factors. In its recent report, the European Army Interoperability Centre (FINABEL) discusses the various challenges Europe could face as a result of a changing climate and provides several policy recommendations.
The security dimension of climate change is increasingly recognized by the Defence sector, and Dutch and British voices have been leading internationally in raising awareness on this issue. In the run-up to COP26 (1-12 November, Glasgow), this webinar, that is co-organised by the British Embassy and the Clingendael Institute, will consider how the military can contribute to reducing security risks related to climate change.

Climate security and the strategic energy pathway in South Asia

February 03 - 2021
  • climate security
  • Climate Strategy
  • climate change adaptation
The Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS) released two new reports, one on South Asia and the other on Southeast Asia, warning that climate change is threatening stability and security in the region, and calling for urgent action to both drastically reduce carbon emissions and prevent climate security risks.

Climate Change and Security in the Arctic

January 28 - 2021
  • arctic
  • Conflict
  • Warming
A new report by the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), an Institute of the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR), together with the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), assesses the growing security risks posed by a warming climate in one of the most rapidly changing regions on Earth: the Arctic.
The Center for Climate Change and Security breaks down President Joe Biden's Executive Actions towards climate change and how significant these decisive steps are within the global fight to preserve the balance of our environment.

Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 Highlights

January 27 - 2021
  • Climate Adaption
  • CAS2021
  • netherlands
The first 'virtual' Climate Adaption Summit concluded with a strong reiteration of commitment by world leaders to strengthen international efforts around climate change adaption and mitigation. Insights from Dutch Prime Mark Rutte, US Climate 'Czar' John Kerry and German Chancellor Angela Merkel demonstrated the seriousness of which adaption and mitigation must be taken going forward by all levels of global society.