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Hope vs fear: climate change as a security issue

What is the best way to motivate and mobilise people?

The world now needs to consider broader security strategies that protect our environment before and after climate emergencies.

In extreme cases, security measures include safeguarding the survival of entire communities, such as small Pacific islands, that could be entirely submerged by rapidly rising sea levels.

Such responses demand mass mobilisation of governments, infrastructure and individuals around the globe.

Is this achieveable?

Recently 7.6 million people around the world provided the strongest demonstration yet that the answer is yes, when they united for climate change strikes to advocate for more decisive action.

Is it worrying and/or unavoidable that climate change is turned into a security issue?

How do we imagine the future of democracy and international relations around a ‘climate emergency’?



Monday 11 November 2019 from 6.30pm to 8pm


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