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NEW STRATEGIES FOR CLIMATE AND HUMAN SECURITY

Geneva, 6 October 2021 - Geneva based organisations have the opportunity to strengthen their role, outreach and ultimately impact on peace, human security and sustainable development, on a national and global scale

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Civil Society group recommends further action by NATO on climate and security

Brussels, 30 April 2021 - The final report by the North-Atlantic Civil-Society Working-Group on Environment and Security (NCWES) contains 116 policy options and practical recommendations concerning climate change and security and other related environment and security issues.

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Bringing Light into the Dark – Climate Change and its Implications for Security

Ottawa, 6 February 2021 - As one of the first to be interviewed, in the podcast episode "In the Shadows – What is climate security," by Rebecca Henrys, EDRC's policy director and co-coordinator of the Brussels Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy (BDCD), Alexander Verbeek examined the security implication of climate change. "In the Shadows" facilitates discussions with experts on national security and intelligence topics related to current affairs.

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Climate Security requires involving all Sectors

Washington D.C., 28 January 2021 - The US Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) recently published a podcast episode on "Climate Security: Bringing Climate into all Sectors” as part of the Theories of Change program, featuring EDRC's policy director and co-coordinator of the Brussels Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy (BDCD), Alexander Verbeek

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NATO meets with Civil Society on Climate Change and Security

Brussels, 17 September 2020 - In the context of NATO 2030 launched by the NATO Secretary General on 8 June 2020, NATO has begun to organise a series of thematic events to engage more in-depth with civil society, advocacy and expert groups to further improve NATO’s responsiveness and openness to outside views and expertise.

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Climate and security: A clear priority for Belgium

Brussels, 23 June 2020 - Climate disruption plays an undeniable role in various conflict situations. As such, Belgium wants the United Nations to systematically take into account the potential impact of a changing climate in its security actions.

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THE CLIMATE AND BIODIVERSITY NEXUS: INTERDEPENDENT CHALLENGES AND RESPONSES

Brussels, 21 March 2020 - The Climate and Biodiversity Nexus was the focus of the 14th meeting of the Brussels Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy (BDCD) held on 28 March 2022. The aim of the meeting co-organises by EDRC and GLOBE-EU was to provide participants with insight into the inter-linkages between climate change and biodiversity loss – both in terms of the interconnected challenges and the need to address the two threats to environmental and human security together in a more coordinated way.

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COP25 Side Event highlights Climate and Security- Emerging Trends and Adaptive Strategies

Madrid, 11 December 2019 - EDRC assists in the organisation of a special GMACCC event on climate and security in the EU pavilion at COP25.

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The Climate-Security Nexus: Implications for the Military

Brussels, 24 November 2019 - EDRC and EUROMIL co-organize a conference on The Climate-Security Nexus: Implications for the Military – Installations, Operations and Personnel.

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The Security Implications of Emerging Climate Altering Technologies

Brussels, 23 October 2019 - EDRC organizes an international seminar with the Belgian Federal Public Service of Foreign Affairs on the scientific and governance aspects of geoengineering.

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Second meeting on UNited for Climate Justice convened in Brussels

Brussels, 25 June 2019 - The second meeting of the steering committee in the project UNited for Climate Justice was held in Brussels on 24-25 June 2019. The meeting was convened to further the planning for the conference on climate justice to be held on 20 September 2019 in New York ahead of the extraordinary UN Climate Action Summit, 21-23 September under the motto “A race we can win!”

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OSCE Security Day conference focuses on Sustainable Development Goals

Vienna, 4 June 2019 - The theme of this year's OSCE Security Day conference was “The OSCE and the Sustainable Development Goals” including the role of the OSCE working with others to contribute to sustainable peace, security and development.

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Back to the Future

Brussels, 20 December 2021 - 30 years ago today 1,200 NGO representatives from 150 countries called for a 75% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030

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UN Security Council discusses Climate Change as a Security Threat

Brussels, 25 February 2021: EDRC's Policy Director, Alexander Verbeek commented on the 23 February 2021 UN Security Council debate on climate security in an interview published by Geneva Solutions.

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Innovating Approaches to tackle Security Threats of Climate Change

Brussels, 17 September 2020: Civil Society groups advise NATO on how they see its role in the mitigation of climate change and adaptation to climate security challenges.

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Planetary Security: The Security Implications of Climate Change

Brussels, 10 Dec 2019: Alexander Verbeek explains the urgent need both for effective climate change action and for steps to be taken to prepare for life in a drastically different world, where global warming and related environmental degradation will impact on security.

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"The UN is being turned into a public-private partnership": An interview with Harris Gleckman

20 Nov 2019: Lynn Fries of openDemocracy - an independent global media platform - speaks with Harris Gleckman about the growing corporate influence over our global governance system – and what can be done to stop it.

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EDRC Represented at 71st Conference on World Affairs

13 Apr 2019 Boulder, Colorado: Alexander Verbeek calls on American students to work with Europeans to fight climate change in the session on “Saving the Planet: All Countries on Deck”.

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