On 17 February 2010 the Institute for Environmental Security, in association with the EastWeast Institute and within the framework of the Seventh Annual Worldwide Security Conference, organised the workshop "Climate Change & Security after Copenhagen".
The arrival of both a new Commission and a new Treaty has led to institutional and personnel changes among many of those who have been dealing with issues of environmental security. Furthermore the outcome of Copenhagen has raised major questions about the future conduct of European Union foreign policy and climate policy. Given these upheavals we felt it would be useful to provide an opportunity for all those individuals and organisations working on the issue of Climate Change and Security to meet and re-group.
The purpose of the workshop was to re-state the importance of Climate Change & Security as an issue; to separate it from the discussion about the Copenhagen Accord; to identify an institutional home for the debate; to outline necessary research and teaching on the issue and to plan co-ordinated action in 2010.
The event was part of the IES Climate Change and the Military (CCTM) project within our programme on Climate Change and International Security (CCIS).