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The Impact of Climate Change on International Peace and Security: The Case of SIDS

The recent adoptions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement provide an increasingly solid basis for comprehensively addressing the impact of climate change. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon heralded the Paris Agreement as marking “a decisive turning point in the global quest for a safer, more sustainable, and prosperous future.”

Building on the growing international commitment to address the effects of climate change, the Permanent Mission of Italy, together with the International Peace Institute (IPI) and Security Council Report, will host a high-level event on “The Impact of Climate Change on International Peace and Security: The Case of Small Island Developing States.” The purpose of the event is to discuss the peace and security implications of climate change for SIDS and to consider concrete ways in which the UN system, its member states, and other stakeholders can do more to enable SIDS to address this threat and its effects.

The event will take place at IPI on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:45pm. For RSVP and other questions, please contact IPI at murchison@ipinst.org. The event will be streamed LIVE beginning at 1:15pm at www.ipinst.org.

Event agenda

Opening Remarks:

H.E. Mr. Sebastiano Cardi, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations

Mr. Ian Martin, Executive Director, Security Council Report

 

Speakers:

Dr. David Nabarro, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change

H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations

H.E. Mr. Gerard Van Bohemen, Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the United Nations

Professor Michael B. Gerrard, Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School

Ms. Shyla Raghav, Director of Climate Change Policy, Conservation International (CI)

Moderator: Mr. Warren Hoge, Senior Adviser for External Relations, International Peace Institute