The impacts of climate change threaten human security in many ways. Extreme weathers, food shortage, climate refugees are some examples, but these impacts can also create or intensify conflicts. Conversely, armed conflict adds to carbon emissions and diverts financial resources and political attention from achieving climate action goals. This dialogue between parliamentarians, experts and young professionals will explore the connections between climate, peace and human security.
The event is moderated by Doris Wagner, former member of German Bundestag and hosted by Swedish Member of Parliament Elisabeth Björnsdotter Rahm. Co-organizers are G100 Security and Defence Wing and Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament.
Location Swedish Parliament 9.00 – 11.30 1st of June 2022. On invitation only. For information write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome speech: Lotta Fornarve MP (Sweden). Deputy Speaker of the Swedish Parliament
Presentation G100: Harbeen Arora Rai (India). Founder of G100, Women Economic Forum, All Ladies League and WICCI (Women’s International Chamber of Commerce India)
G100 Security and Defence Wing: Bodil Valero (Sweden), Global chair G100 Security and Defence Wing
Panel 1 Theme: Climate and peace, followed by Q&A
Patricia Kameri-Mbote (Kenya). Director Law division, United Nations Environmental Programme
Michaela Sorensen (Mozambique/Denmark). Program Officer for the PNND Gender, Peace and Security Program. Core team member of Youth Fusion
Alyn Ware (New Zealand/Czech Republic). PNND Global Coordinator. Team Leader for the Climate – Nuclear Disarmament Nexus program.
Panel 2 Theme: Climate and human security, followed by Q&A
Jens Holm. Member of Swedish Parliament, former Member of European Parliament
Olatokunbo Ige (Nigeria/Togo). Founder of The Livingstones Resource Center Togo
Kehkashan Basu (UAE/Canada). Founder, Green Hope Foundation. UN Human Rights Champion. Winner, 2016 International Children’s Peace Prize.
Closing remarks: Elisabeth Björnsdotter Rahm (Sweden). Member of the Swedish Parliament. Chair G100 Security and Defence Wing Västerbotten
The event will be livestreamed: Information to be published later.