Climate Change and International Security: Meeting the Challenge

Climate Change and International Security: Meeting the Challenge
Time: 
11.45 AM
Date: 
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Venue: 
Adams Auditorium, Building 111 UNSW Canberra
Presenter: 
Professor Anthony Burke, UNSW

Climate change is widely understood as a "threat multiplier" that threatens global health and food security, and was a trigger for the genocide in Darfur and the civil war in Syria. In the South Pacific, it is an existential threat to Island states whose agriculture is already threatened by rising salinity and sea-level rise three times the global average. Yet governments the world over have been slow to recognise and respond to the threat. This forum brings together leading Australian experts in defence, climate science, international law and global security to outline new directions for our armed forces, our national policy and global governance that can meet the security challenges of climate change.

UNSW Canberra is proud to host prominent Climate Security experts to speak about Climate Change and International Security "Meeting the Challenge".