EDRC News


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

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

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

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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!”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The events were aimed toward setting up a new Transatlantic Environment Forum

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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 2019.

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