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Environmental Change, Human Insecurity and Earth System Science

15 February 2011

Human activities have affected the environment to such an extent that we are now living in a new geological epoch: the so-called 'Anthropocene'. This was one of the central points made by Dr. Simon Dalby, Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa, during a dinner dialogue...Read more

Environmental State-Change in the Arctic Ocean

13 - 15 October 2010
13 October 2010
United Kingdom
Ecologic Institute co-convened the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on "Environmental Security in the Arctic Ocean" in Cambridge, England, on 14 to 17 September 2010.  R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute introduced and moderated the session entitled "Environmental State-Change in the Arctic Ocean" on the consequences of environmental change for security. Read more

The Arctic Today - Finding Common Transatlantic Ground

29 September 2010
As the Cold War ends and the ice is melting in the Arctic, security and arms control, climate change and energy, present a new situation for the relations among nations and the joint management of the region. On 29 September 2009, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Rideau Institute convened an expert meeting in Ottawa to take stock of "The Arctic Today and Finding Common Transatlantic Ground". R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute acted as discussant and moderated a session on energy and the environment. The key findings and a summary report of the Arctic Future Forum in Ottawa, ON, on 29 September 2009 is available download.Read more

The Water Challenge at the Bled Strategic Forum

30 August 2010

The Slovenian Government's annual Bled Strategic Forum promotes high-level dialogue among leaders on key issues facing Europe and the 21st Century world, allowing Europe to better use its strategic space and leverage, and builds political commitment to these strategies. At the 2010 forum, R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute provided input and moderated the panel on "The Water Challenge" focusing on threats to and from the water environment, human security, cooperation, and the avoidance of international conflict.Read more

The Role of Ecology in Security Politics: Climate Change, Conflict and Security

25 August 2010

Climate change threatens the access to essential resources for millions of people. Moreover, climate change directly threatens the lives of people. The conflicts that might result from climate change could escalate into violent conflicts within and between states. In his presentation, Christoph H. Stefes, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, discussed under which circumstances conflicts might turn violent and how the Western community could assist in preventing or solving these conflicts.

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Do hydro-climatic hazards intensify social tensions and conflicts?

15 June 2010

In recent years, it has almost become conventional wisdom that climate change is a threat to human security. Both politicians and scientists have called climate change a conflict trigger or multiplier. However, empirically-based research on the relationship between climate change, resource scarcity and conflict is often absent. At the workshop on "Climate-induced migration in the MENA", Maria Berglund presented the FP7 project "Climate change, Hydro-conflicts and Human Security (CLICO)", aiming to address these research gaps.Read more

Energy Security in 2050: A conversation about innovative policy-making

9 June 2010

On 9 June 2010, an Ecologic Dinner Dinner Dialogue took place, featuring Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn (ret.) who shared his insights about the security implications of domestic energy supplies. In the face of climate change and growing concerns over energy supplies, Dennis McGinn stressed the need for innovative policy-making.

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Climate Change, Hydro-conflicts and Human Security: Achievements of and Gaps in Current Policies

CLICO Policy Brief No.1
This policy brief is the first in a series of briefs presenting results of the CLICO project. This first policy brief presents CLICO's research agenda regarding policy responses to climate change-induced hydro-conflicts; a second policy brief showcasing preliminary results of the project will be available at the end of 2010. The policy brief is available for download.Read more

When Their Home is Submerged – Who will take the climate refugees in?

11 March 2010

As part of this year’s theme “Climate Change and Security Policy,” the Tönissteiner Kreis held this panel discussion in cooperation with the International Club of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.  Stephan Sina from Ecologic Institute along with Steffen Bauer (German Development Institute) and Bernd Mesovic (Pro Asyl) sat on the panel. The discussion was moderated by Dagmar Dehmer (Tagesspiegel).

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