The Finnish Ministry of the Interior, in collaboration with Savonia University of Applied Sciences, is organising a webinar on climate security. The event is part of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS).
You are cordially invited to attend the webinar on 29 November 2023 from 14:00 to 16:00 EET (13:00 to 15:00 CET). The webinar is open to all.
Register by 24 November 2023.
What is climate security, and why is it significant?
Climate security merges the climate crisis and climate emergency. The former term encapsulates global warming and climate change, along with their impacts. Both terms have been employed to convey the threat that global warming poses to humanity and the planet and to advocate for mitigation and adaptation measures.
Climate change jeopardises societal stability in various ways, with intensifying effects expected in future decades. Both the changing climate and robust mitigation and adaptation measures introduce new uncertainties and risks.
Climate change can worsen food, water, health, and livelihood insecurity, causing knock-on effects such as heightened competition for natural resources, social disruption, and displacement. These factors may elevate tensions, conflict, and instability within a country or region.
Climate change is not merely a future threat but is already precipitating humanitarian crises globally. Climate security also pertains to the impact of the climate crisis on peace and security, particularly in fragile and conflict-prone settings.
The changing climate affects our economy through two types of risk:
- Physical risks, including more frequent or severe weather events like flooding, droughts, and storms.
- Transition risks associated with moving towards a carbon-neutral economy.
A new approach to managing climate-related risks is needed.
We look forward to your attendance!
The CBSS-team and Savonia