NEWS ARCHIVES


The Hague, 25 October 2016 - Fifteen countries and eight organisations were represented as Wouter Veening, Chairman of the Institute for Environmental Security (IES), presented the latest GMACCC publication at the Hague Roundtable on Climate and Security. The event was held on 25 October 2016 at the Embassy of Canada to the Netherlands.

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The Hague, 6 December 2016 - Lieutenant General Tariq Waseem Ghazi (Ret.) of Pakistan and Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti (Ret.) of the UK were featured in a highlight video wrap from the Planetary Security Conference 2016 that was held at the Peace Palace in The Hague on 5-6 December.

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Dhaka, 31 May 2016 - GMACCC Chairman, Maj. General A.N.M. Muniruzzaman (Ret.) of Bangladesh, published an opinion article on the value of regional cooperation when facing climate change impacts. The 31 May editorial on the Scroll.in news website, “Why South Asia can’t afford to be glacial in its response to climate change” highlights Gen. Muniruzzaman’s views on risks and needed efforts such as transboundary water cooperation.

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The Hague, 31 May 2016 - A GMACCC report published on 31 May 2016 warns that a recent drought in India which has affected over 330 million people – causing displacement and threatening farms –is just the first hint of how climate change could destabilise the South Asian region, unless steps are taken to address the threat posed by a warming, resource-scarce world.

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The Hague, 26 April 2016 - The Institute for Environmental Security held its third Hague Roundtable on Climate and Security at the Embassy of Germany to the Netherlands on 26 April. Ambassadors and representatives from more than a dozen countries and organisations participated in the discussion that focused on raising engagement in planning for climate risks to natural resources, potential conflict and stability.

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Paris, 30 December 2015 - Insights from members of the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change have been featured in a number of media publications from the time around this year’s Paris COP 21. The links between climate change and security are becoming more clear to larger parts of the world, and GMACCC aims to help increase engagement with the military as a stakeholder in planning for and response to climate-related risks.

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Paris, 7 December 2015 - In the time since the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMACCC) issued its first Call for Action in 2009 at Copenhagen COP 15, the view that the military should have a key role in preparation and response mechanisms to combat the impacts of climate change has grown into a needed reality. Defense forces around the world increasingly need to integrate with all stakeholders in mitigating potential climate related conflict situations. It is within this context that the military, equipped with the best science, should have as its mission to identify risk areas and prepare responses to meet climate related challenges to global stability.

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​Cambridge, UK, 16 July 2015 - A July 2015 report states that climate change risks should be assessed as threats to national security and public health. The report project, Climate Change: A Risk Assessment, was led by Sir David King as the UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office commissioned the report as an independent contribution to the climate change debate.

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19 June 2015 - GMACCC Chairman, Major General Muniruzzaman (Ret.), GMACCC and GMACCC Member Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.) were among those interviewed in the series that is a “culmination of a year-long (Weather Channel) project looking at climate change as a real-world problem that will require creative solutions from all points on the political spectrum.”

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The Hague, 27 May 2015 - The Institute for Environmental Security (IES) in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in The Hague highlighted climate change risks to human security, and possible actions to mitigate emerging and present dangers at an event in The Hague on 27 May. Some 40 guests came from various embassies in The Hague, the Dutch Government, the Holy See and prominent stakeholder organisations to attend the meeting.

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Brussels, 12 December 2014 - GMACCC has published this month its first in a series of papers on Climate Change and Security. Climate Change & Security in Africa: Clear Risks, Nuanced Impacts addresses links between climate patterns and conflict in Africa in order to raise awareness of present and emerging climate-related risks in the region.

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London, 12 December 2014 - Article in The Telegraph warns that Climate change ‘will foster terrorism and will fuel immigration to the UK’

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