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Environment of Peace — Security in a New Era of Risk (U.S. Report Launch)

Date & Time

Wednesday
Jun. 29, 2022
2:00pm – 3:30pm ET

Overview

The world is entering a new era of risk as acute environmental crises are compounded by a darkening security horizon. Climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution, and resource scarcity are already impacting every part of the globe. At the same time, insecurity is on the rise, with a breakdown of arms control regimes, a doubling of conflict-related deaths in the last ten years, and now the war in Ukraine. A new flagship report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the Environment of Peace report—explores how we can secure peace.

This June 29th event will draw from the report to explore how environmental degradation and climate change are increasing risks to peace and security and how, conversely, environmental policies—if not designed well—can unintentionally create or exacerbate conflict, injustice, and inequality (or what the Wilson Center has called “Backdraft”). The session will highlight recommendations for developing policies that can address this environment-security link, simultaneously promoting peace and protecting the environment to achieve a just and peaceful green transition.  

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Speakers

Claire McAllister

Project Lead, Environment of Peace Initiative, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Florian Krampe

Director, Climate Change and Risk Programme, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Stephanie Epner

Senior Advisor on Climate Change and Foreign Policy, Office of the Special Envoy For Climate Change, U.S. Department of State
Cynthia Brady

Cynthia Brady

Global Fellow and Senior Advisor;
Former Peacebuilding and Resilience Advisor (2018-2019) & Senior Peacebuilding and Conflict Advisor (2005-2018) U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Hosted By

Environmental Change and Security Program

The Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) explores the connections between environmental change, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy.  Read more

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