Climate Change & Security
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- August 02, 2012
IPI’s work on climate change is focused on impacts of climate change on national and international security. A new addition to IPI’s research agenda, the climate change and international security project aims to provide innovative research and policy analysis to enhance understanding of this important relationship within the UN community as well as provide a forum for dialogue among member states, various UN entities, and leading experts.
Panel Discussions - June 21, 2010
Acknowledging the disappointment that many people felt after United Nations climate talks in Copenhagen in December, but urging people not to let temporary setbacks undermine faith in long range success, Harvard University Professor Robert Stavins described the development of climate policy as “a marathon and not a sprint.’”
Meeting Notes - December 15, 2009
Representatives of more than thirty UN missions, as well as academic and scientific experts on climate change, convened on April 17 and 18, 2009 to examine some of the major threats posed by climate change and existing gaps and inconsistencies in current efforts by individual states and the international community to address them.
Panel Discussions - November 02, 2009
An IPI policy forum launched a new joint study by a UN office and a prominent Norwegian group showing that 36 million people were displaced in 2008 by sudden onset natural disasters — 20 million of them by climate-related disasters such as storms and floods.
Panel Discussions - September 22, 2009
Speaker Events - July 25, 2009
Brice Lalonde, Special Ambassador of France for the Climate Change Negotiation, discussed at IPI the current state of play in climate change talks in the lead-up to the UN conference on the subject in Copenhagen in December.
Panel Discussions - June 10, 2009
At a recent policy forum at IPI, three visiting speakers agreed that climate change may not directly cause conflict, but can act as a threat multiplier by exacerbating existing tensions or creating new ones.
Speaker Events - March 27, 2009
On March 27th, IPI hosted Senator Penny Wong, Minister for Climate Change and Water of Australia, who spoke on the key components needed for an effective global climate change agreement, including cap-and-trade emissions schemes and cooperation with developing countries in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.
Speaker Events - January 22, 2009
On January 22nd, IPI welcomed Stephan Faris, author of the book Forecast: The Consequences of Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley, who led a discussion on “Climate Change and Conflict.” Warren Hoge, IPI Vice President and Director of External Relations, moderated the event.
Policy Papers - December 08, 2008
The Global Observatory
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The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.