The Stimson Center presents:
2013 Environment and Security Discussion Series
In celebration of Stimson’s 2013 MacArthur Award for Creative
and Effective Institutions, the Center has launched a discussion series bringing
together leading analysts and practitioners from government, academia, civil
society, industry, and the media. The series provides a forum for dialogue and debate around the deepening
links between environmental and security concerns, promoting an open exchange
of ideas and views on the growing relevance of the environment-security nexus
to national and international policy.
Event #4: Climate and Security: Views from the Global North and South
Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, Ambassador of Indonesia
Sheila Riordon, Minister of Political Affairs, Embassy of Canada
David Michel, Director, Environmental Security Program, Stimson Center
The fourth installment of Stimson’s 2013 Environment and Security Discussion Series featured Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, Ambassador of Indonesia to the United States, and Sheila Riordon, Minister of Political Affairs for the Embassy of Canada. David Michel, Director of the Stimson Environmental Security Program, served as moderator. The two speakers discussed the impacts of climate change on their respective countries and highlighted various initiatives Canada and Indonesia are now implementing to address emerging environmental challenges. Both Amb. Djalal and Ms. Riordon emphasized the need to establish a balance between economic development and environmental preservation, and called for greater regional and international cooperation in the realms of disaster relief and sustainable natural resource management. The two speakers also agreed the support and involvement of local communities will be a key factor in whether current and future climate change adaptation and mitigation policies prove successful.
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For more information about the event or the Stimson Environment and Security Discussion Series, contact Zach Dubel at [email protected] or 202-478-3425.