For decades, the needs of national security have shaped the domestic and foreign policies of many countries. To a large extent, this is also the case today. However, widespread concerns about the climate condition have created such a strong climate policy that it becomes a powerful regulator of domestic and international policy. How important are climate change and global climate policy to our security?
At the 30th Economic Forum taking place in Karpacz, Poland this week, HCSS Senior Strategic Analyst Laura Birkman and former Commander of the Dutch armed forces Tom Middendorp participated in the Climate Policy and Security panel.
Ahead of the session they presented the “World Climate & Security Report 2021” issued by the International Military Council on Climate and Security, and discussed the importance of early warning and early action on climate security for Europe, together with Robert Dresen from the NATO Secretary General office and Prof. Zbigniew Karaczun of the Polish Climate Coalition.
The panel was moderated by Prof. Kataryzna Pisarska, co-chair of the Warsaw Security Forum and chairwoman of the board of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation.