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September 22, 2021 | 4:00 – 5:30 pm (CEST)

Preparing for the Coming Storm: the Security Sector and the Environment

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It gives answers to the following questions:
- What are the risks?
- Where are the sources of resilience?
- Where are the opportunities for engagement?






The nexus between environmental and human security is increasingly being recognized, with many fragile and conflict affected countries at particularly high risk for immediate environmental challenges. 

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How can security sector governance and reform contribute to preparing for a future shaped by environmental degradation and climate change? This webinar will analyze risks faced by both humans and the ecosystems on which they depend, while identifying new entry points for building resilience and meeting the security needs of communities. 

A variety of questions will be discussed, including:
•    What role can the security sector play in environmental security?
•    How can we better understand and address short- and long-term risks to both environmental and human security? 
•    How can security institutions tackle factors which are driving climate change? 

- Dr. Jonathan Marley, Policy Analyst - Crises and Fragility, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
- Dr. Mathis Wackernagel, Founder and President, Global Footprint Network
- Dr. Animesh Kumar, Head (Bonn Office), UN Disaster Risk Reduction Office
- Dr. Juha Siikamaki, Chief Economist, International Union for the Conservation of Nature
- Captain Steve Brock (USN, Ret), Senior Advisor, Council on Strategic Risks, the Center for Climate and Security

- Abigail Robinson, Programme Management Advisor, DCAF
- Viola Csordas, Security Sector Reform Advisor, DCAF

To register for this virtual event, click here

This event will be held in English - Interpretation will be available in Arabic, French and Spanish