A Transatlantic Conversation: Climate and Security - The New Nexus
9:30am - 10:30am EDT
3:30pm - 4:30pm CEST
4:30pm - 5:30pm EEST
About this event
Climate change and environmental degradation are growing risks to global security. The ability of the U.S. and EU to keep the 1.5 °C goal within reach and deliver on the clean energy transition comes with new material and technological dependencies that have major foreign policy and security implications. The transatlantic partners must lead by example in navigating this new geopolitical landscape. Identifying a democratic and just way forward that supports strategic partners in adapting and sustainably transforming their economies will be critical.
To analyze and discuss these issues, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) will bring together Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; John Kerry, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate; Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General; and Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission.
Ian LesserVice President, GMF South & Executive Director, Brussels Office
Ian Lesser is vice president of GMF and a member of its executive team. He also serves as executive director of the Brussels office and leads the organization’s work on transatlantic relations involving the Mediterranean and Tu...