Impacts of Climate Change on Human Security: What Can be done?


This event was designed to highlight the increasing impact of climate change on human security and discuss how it can be mitigated.

About this Event

On October 21, 2020, The NATO Association of Canada in partnership with Climate Solutions Advancement Network (ClimateSANs), which is a project of Think Renewable Group (TRG), hosted an event discussing the growing impact of climate change on human security, the need for large scale action to migitate these impacts and highlight some strategies and technologies that can facilitate action on a large scale in the future.

Many climate experts have recently stated the urgent need for substantial action on climate change. For example, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Faith Birol warned action needs to be taken in the next 6 months to prevent post-lockdown surges in emissions. In order to implement this action on a global scale, the decision-making gridlock between progressive and conservative leaders needs to be overcome.

In order to bridge this gap, this event had a panel in which security experts discussed why top military and investment leaders are now focusing on the issue and actively seeking to mitigate the effects of climate change in the future.

About NATO Association of Canada

The NATO Association of Canada strives to educate and engage Canadians about NATO and NATO’s goal of peace, prosperity, and security. The NATO Association of Canada ensures that we have an informed citizenry able to contribute to discussions about Canada’s role on the world stage.