The Geopolitics of Climate Change

On 23 April 2008, the IES co-organised a half day symposium during which Dr. Peter Halden presented his recent book on The Geopolitics of Climate Change


  • Tom Spencer,Vice-Chairman, IES
  • Peter Haldén, Author of “The Geopolitics of Climate Change” Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)
  • The Strategic Importance of the Arctic by John Patrick Crump, Polar Issues Co-ordinator, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
  • The Geopolitics of Energy Security by Lucia van Geuns, Deputy Director, Clingendael International Energy, Programme, Clingendael - Netherlands Institute for International Relations
  • The EU Approach to Climate Change and International Security by Ikaros Moushouttas, Horizontal Security Issues, Policy Planning and Early Warning Unit (PPEWU), Council of the European Union

The meeting was part of the Programme on Climate Change and International Security (CCIS) including a series of events in follow up to the Conference on Climate Change, Security and Sustainable Development: From Bali to Poznan, which the IES organised at the European Parliament in Brussels on 18 December 2007.

The symposium was organised by the Institute for Environmental Security (IES) in association with the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) and hosted by 'The Centre'

Read the summary of the meeting with highlights of the presentations. 

For further information about the symposium or the CCIS Programme, click here to contact the IES.

The Greening Foreign and Security Policy Network, co-organised by IES with GLOBE-EU, is an informal gathering of experts from international and intergovernmental organisations, European Union institutions, national governments, specialised institutes, universities, NGOs and the private sector. The network provides opportunities for informed dialogue between experts and policy officials on the linkages between environment, security and sustainable development.