May 08 2008
Invitation: Climate Change and Security - The geopolitics of tomorrow
By Nick Mabey
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The reality of climate change will require fundamental changes to the practice of international relations.
Impacting on strategic interests, alliances, borders, threats, economic relationships, comparative advantages and the nature of international cooperation, climate change geopolitics will extend far outside the environment sphere, and will link old problems in new ways. Managing the complexity of collective security will become an ever more important part of foreign policy.
Climate Change and Security: The geopolitics of tomorrow
The Centre and E3G invite you to a discussion on the security implications of climate change.
Tuesday 20 May from 13:00 to 14:30 with a sandwich lunch served from 12:30 to 13:00
With: Nick Mabey (Chief Executive, E3G) and Steven Everts (Special Counsellor in the Cabinet of High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana), Chaired by Martin Porter
Security sector actors must communicate the security implications and costs of uncontrolled and extreme climate change to political leaders and the public. The security sector has the vital - and expensively acquired - experience of how government can drive technological development and infrastructure deployment at scale.
Climate change is also a security opportunity. A low-carbon global economy will be a far more energy-secure economy, as clean local energy sources lower rising geopolitical tensions over fossil fuel reserves.
Nick Mabey is the author of Delivering Climate Security: International Security Responses to a Climate Changed World, published in April 2008 by the Royal United Services Institute.
This will be the first of a series of events at The Centre on the Climate Security theme. Details of following events will be publicised soon.
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