Climate Café: How Climate Change threatens our security
Aug 29, 2016
from 12:15 PM to 01:45 PM
|Where||Springbank Room, JG Crawford Building (#132), Lennox Crossing, ANU|
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Climate change is exacerbating tensions in areas with existing global instability, increasing the risk and changing the nature of conflict.
It is far more than “just” an environmental issue; it fundamentally changes our relationship with food and water, which is essential for our well-being and for the viability of nearly all other forms of life.
Professor Admiral Barrie’s talk will explore the threat that climate change poses to global security and implications for environmental and human security.
Participants will then discuss what can / should be done to maintain security in the context of our changing climate.
About the speaker
After 42 years in the Royal Australian Navy, culminating in four years as the Chief of the Defence Force, Professor Admiral Chris Barrie (Retired) is uniquely equipped to lead this Climate Café.
He became very concerned about climate change matters in 2006 after which he has taken action to raise awareness of the potential costs of inaction. In 2015 he was an author of a Report for the Climate Council on “Climate Change, Security and the ADF”. Chris is also a member of the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change.
Join us for lunch - pizza and drinks provided. Registration via Eventbrite is essential for catering purposes.
Date Monday 29th August, 12.15-1.45pm