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Global Megatrends and Environmental Security
8 December 2010
IES Vice-Chair, Tom Spencer took part in the European Environment Agency workshop on ?Global megatrends analysis and regional security implications of climate change? in Copenhagen, on 7-8 December 2010. The event was built on the work undertaken for the ?European Environment - State and Outlook 2010? (SOER 2010) and it is expected to be part of the ongoing process for the EEA input into ?Rio+20? and other international undertakings. The EEA initiative on global megatrends is an attempt to close the gap in understanding the links between environment and security. The meeting also provided for the possibility to communicate and discuss these issues between different organisations/networks related to security and environment. Many participants saw opportunities for better awareness on environment and security and policy impact in communication, especially targeted towards the politicians and policy designers.