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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!”Learn More
The theme of this year's OSCE Security Day conference on 4 June 2019 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.Learn More
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”.Learn More
Addressing the security implication of a changing climate requires an all-of-government and an all-of-society approach. This event examined how the military and defence community can play an important role in an integrated approach.Learn More
EDRC is working with partners to organise a high-level side event on climate justice ahead of UN Climate Summit in New York in September 2019 and a follow-up conference in Brussels later this year.Learn More
The 9th meeting of the Brussels Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy was co-organised by EDRC and GLOBE-EU at the European Parliament on 9 April 2019 in association with the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change and the Institute for European Environmental Policy.Learn More
The events were aimed toward setting up a new Transatlantic Environment ForumLearn More
EDRC representatives attended a lecture by Joseph Stiglitz presenting "Rewriting the Rules of the European Economy" on 21 March 2019 in Brussels ahead of our workshop on Transatlantic Responses to 21st Century Environmental Challenges on 22 March.Learn More
Climate change and its effects are already proving to be a threat to international security. Extreme consequences are already affecting many people’s livelihoods and biodiversity on the planet. This event looked at what the EU and the UN have been doing and what they are planning for 2019 and beyond.Learn More
"How to Solve the Climate Crisis?" was the title of the keynote speech by Al Gore, former U.S. Vice-President and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize laureateLearn More
Experts discuss how the Trump administration's policy have impacted transatlantic relations and multi-lateralism in various areas and what consequences the EU should draw. The meeting was hosted by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union office on 4 December 2018.Learn More
Representatives of five organisations participating in the Brussels Dialogue on Climate Change (BDCD) were invited to an informal meeting of the Vienna Security Salon on 30 November 2018. The theme of the meeting “Climate and Security: An Issue for the OSCE?”Learn More
The consequences of climate change threaten to deprive people of their livelihoods and thereby become a danger to international securityLearn More
Dr Harris Gleckman, Senior Fellow, Center on Governance and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts, Boston was the guest speaker at the 7th meeting of the Brussels Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy held at the European External Action Service on 27 September 2018.Learn More
The 6th meeting of the Brussels Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy (BDCD), organised by EDRC, was hosted by the European External Action Service (EEAS) in Brussels on 28 June 2018.Learn More
|The Climate-Security Nexus: Implications for Military Personnel||23 Oct 2019||Wednesday|
|Working Together for Climate Justice||08 Nov 2019||Friday|
|Addressing the Security Implications of Climate Change||14 May 2019||Tuesday||Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the European Union|
|Implementing European Climate and Security Policies||09 Apr 2019||Tuesday||European Parliament, Brussels|
|Transatlantic Responses to 21st Century Environmental Challenges -II||01 Apr 2019||Monday||Hoover Institution, Washington, D.C.|
|Transatlantic Responses to 21st Century Environmental Challenges - I||22 Mar 2019||Friday||Foundation for European Progressive Studies, Brussels|
|EU and UN Action on Climate Diplomacy – The Year Ahead||23 Jan 2019||Wednesday||Foundation for European Progressive Studies, Brussels|
|Pros and Cons of a Multistakholder approach to Climate Change Governance||27 Sep 2018||Thursday||European External Action Service, Brussels|
|Role of the Military in addressing Climate Change & Security||28 Jun 2018||Thursday||Center Albert Borchette, Brussels|
|Presentation of the EU Council Conclusions Climate Diplomacy||09 Mar 2018||Friday||NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Brussels|
|Enhancing Climate Diplomacy in a Changing Political Environment||20 Nov 2017||Monday||ACP Secretariat, Brussels|
In 2019 EDRC launched its new 3 - year action programme: Integrating Development, Environment and Security (IDEAS).Learn More
The Brussels Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy (BDCD) is an informal network for the exchange of information and promotion of cooperation among European institutions, international organisations, think-tanks and NGOs active in the nexus between climate change and international, national, human and environmental security.Learn More
Through new ways of learning from each other, of pooling our knowledge and creating new innovative dialogues between environmental experts and policy makers we can increase the effectiveness of our separate - and also common - efforts.Learn More
Ahead of the upcoming UN Climate Summit in New York on 23 September 2019, EDRC is working together with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and other partners in a project to analyse the relationship between climate change and inequality and put forward recommendations for increased coordinated action by a diverse range of international, regional, national and local organisations.Learn More
The GMACCC is a global network of serving and retired military officers, and associated institutions, committed to highlighting the potential security implications of a changing climate and advocating action, including by the military, to minimise the risks.Learn More
Ron is co-founder and Executive Director of the EDRC where he also co-coordinates the Brussels Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy.
Alexander leads EDRC's policy work and co-coordinates the Brussels Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy.
Jeannette is EDRC’s Research Coordinator currently focused on our work on climate justice.
Auset, from the U.S., assists in EDRC’s educational, research and programme activities on climate change and security.
Maria, from the U.S. and based in Sweden, assists with EDRC's communications and outreach work.
Nicolò, from Italy, assists with research and educational activities in our work for the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change.
Nishat is based in Pakistan where he assists in GMACCC's programme, research and educational work on climate change and security
Olivia, from France, advises EDRC in its work on environmental security issues
Jack is an associate of EDRC contributing to forward planning for the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change
Philippe is a geographer, cartographer and information designer based in southern Norway
Harris is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Governance and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Boston. He advises EDRC on global governance and democracy issues
Valerie is an expert in multidisciplinary approaches to environment, development and peace issues
Nasser is the Director of Research at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, and professor of policy and planning at the Health Management and Policy Department at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon
By: Marianne Kettunen (IEEP), Dominique Noome (Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change – GMACCC) and Johanna Nyman (IEEP)Learn More
Resource Guide – 2017 Consolidated EditionLearn More