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Brussels Event: Climate Change: Are We Living in The Age of Consequences?
November 30

Brussels Event: Climate Change: Are We Living in The Age of Consequences?

04:00 pm - 05:30 pm. Time zone: America/New_York

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November 28, 2016
4:00pm – 5:30 PM
 European Climate Foundation, Rue de la Science 23, 1040 Brussels


To join the event, please register here.


Europe is approaching a critical juncture. New security challenges from extremism to migration require a clear understanding of the causes and consequences of new societal patterns emerging. EU President Jean-Claude Juncker in 2015 highlighted the influence of climate change on recent migration waves, and the US Department of Defense regards climate change as an ‘accelerant of instability and conflict’.

A new powerful documentary from the US, The Age of Consequences, explores the links between climate change and security, including in current events in Syria, Egypt, the Sahel and Bangladesh.

The American Security Project Project would like to invite you to a preview screening of the documentary followed by a panel discussion, during which our high-level panel will reflect on key sections from the documentary and explore whether security strategists, militaries and policymakers in nations other than the US are fully cognisant of the risks posed by a changing climate, and whether they are ready to anticipate and respond to its potentially destablising effects.

Speakers include:

Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, CEO of the American Seurity Project and member of the Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board

Pascal Delisle, Adviser for Climate Change at the European Commission External Action Service