Climate change is unfolding at an increasing pace as a result of human activity. While we have managed to enrich and strengthen our societies, the planet has weakened. The effects of climate change are visible and the impact is at multiple levels, posing a risk to the way we conceive of and conduct economic, social, political, and military activities. In other words, climate change is a threat to human security, a challenge that must be faced without further delay. With the help of a panel of experts and by bringing together students, academics, and policy-makers, this event aims to raise awareness of the complex implications of climate change; bridging civilian and military perspectives on the issue, in order to stimulate dialogue, public engagement, and effective climate change mitigation and adaptation practices.
The programme includes the following panellists:
Mr Alexander Verbeek (moderator) - Policy Director, Environment & Development Resource Centre (EDRC) / Founder, Institute for Planetary Security (IPS)
"The science of observed and projected climate change"
Dr Peter Hopcroft, Birmingham Fellow, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham
“Climate change negotiations: where are we, and where are we headed?”
Dr Sevasti-Eleni Vezirgiannidou, Lecturer, Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS), University of Birmingham
“The climate-security nexus: how does climate change impact on security?”
Dr Jamie Shea, Secretary General, Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMACCC) / Former Deputy Assistant Secretary General, Emerging Security Challenges, NATO
“Security implications of a changing climate: the need for an all-of-Government – all-of-society response”
Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, RN (Ret.) Honorary Professor and Director of Strategy at University College London's Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy Department / Member, Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change / Former Special Representative for Climate Change to UK’s Foreign Secretary
Participation is by invitation only. For more information contact us.