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Newsletter Planetary Security Initiative #8

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Newsletter Planetary Security Initiative #8

Our world faces increasingly complex threats and risks – and climate change is key among them. A growing number of experts have shown the general nature of climate related risks and tracked their impact on politics, peace and conflict. The United Nations, the World Economic Forum, NATO, the European Union and many governments have all acknowledged climate change as a challenge to human security and international security. Nonetheless there has been limited momentum to formulate policies to address these risks. This is partly because the risks are still underestimated and poorly understood in mainstream foreign and defence policy circles. The Planetary Security Initiative aims to help remedy this problem – increase awareness, to deepen knowledge, and to develop and promote policies and good practice guidance to help governments, the private sector and international institutions better secure peace and cooperation in times of climate change and global environmental challenges. The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched the Planetary Security Initiative (PSI) in 2015. Now operated by a consortium of leading think tanks, the goal of PSI is to strengthen the knowledge-policy interface by consolidating the Community of Practice on planetary security. Read the latest Newsletter of the Planetary Security Initiative here Read more about the Planetary Security Initiative here

9 April, 2017 - 21:28