October 28, 2015
12:30pm – 1:30pm
American Security Project1100 New York Ave. NW – 7th Floor, West Tower, Washington, DC 20005
In December, negotiators from around the world will convene in Paris to negotiate and agree to a deal to address the challenge of climate change. While most attention has been on the position of major economies like China, Europe, and the United States, one group that has played a role in the negotiations far beyond the size of their populations are the Alliance of Small Island States. Their clear moral authority, as “front-line” states of climate change, shows how soft power can accelerate diplomacy.
Join ASP as we host Tony de Brum, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. He will discuss the importance of the upcoming COP in Paris and how effective climate diplomacy can still prevent the worst impacts of climate change.
At this event, ASP will formally launch a new Perspective Paper – “Climate Diplomacy and American Leadership.” Copies will be available.
Lunch refreshments will be served from 12:00pm – 12:30pm.
Please arrive by 12:00pm for registration.
The event will be begin promptly at 12:30pm.
About the Speaker:
Minister Tony de Brum is the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. In February 2013, he addressed the UN Security Council on the threats posed by climate change to global security. Later that year Minister de Brum coordinated the Marshall Islands’ hosting of the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Meeting, which produced the Majuro Declaration for Climate Leadership. You can follow him on twitter at: @MinisterTdB
The Global Security Defense Index on Climate Change
Climate Security Report
Climate Change and National Security
The Implications of Climate Change on the Islands of the Asia Pacific
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