17 January 2022 12:0013:30

Ecological threat report 2021

On 17th January 2022 between 12:00 – 13:30 CET, ECDPM’s Hanne Knaepen co-organised, together with the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP), a closed-door, informal briefing on the Ecological Threat Register 2021 and the CASCADES Project on cross-border climate impacts.

ECDPM staff involved

In this briefing, organised in a post-COP26 context, IEP and ECDPM discussed their latest pieces of research in environment, peace, security and development. The aim of the meeting was three-fold: first, practical findings aimed to inform and support policy-making in the regions of focus and areas that require resilience-building, such as the North African and Sahelian regions; second, fostering an understanding of the nexus between peace, security and impact from ecological threats; third, discussions on advice and experiences on how to best deal with risk exposure and respond to transboundary climate impacts.

The virtual meeting was attended by representatives from the European Commission’s DG CLIMA, DG NEAR, DG INTPA and EEAS.

Please find here the short presentation, based on the CASCADES project, by Hanne Knaepen.