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Brussels, 30 April 2021 - The final report by the North-Atlantic Civil-Society Working-Group on Environment and Security (NCWES) contains 116 policy options and practical recommendations concerning climate change and security and other related environment and security issues.

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Ottawa, 6 February 2021 - As one of the first to be interviewed, in the podcast episode "In the Shadows – What is climate security," by Rebecca Henrys, EDRC's policy director and co-coordinator of the Brussels Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy (BDCD), Alexander Verbeek examined the security implication of climate change. "In the Shadows" facilitates discussions with experts on national security and intelligence topics related to current affairs.

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The US Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) recently published a podcast episode on "Climate Security: Bringing Climate into all Sectors” as part of the Theories of Change program, featuring EDRC's policy director and co-coordinator of the Brussels Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy (BDCD), Alexander Verbeek.

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The Hague, 26 January 2021 - Held on January 25th and 26th, 2021, the Climate Adaptation Summit of 2021 brought together global leaders, civil society, youth advocates, and regional as well as local stakeholders and included the launch of a comprehensive Adaptation Action Agenda, setting out clear commitments to deliver concrete new endeavours and partnerships to make our world more resilient to the effects of climate change.

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Brussels, 25 January 2021 - The Council today adopted conclusions on ʻClimate and Energy Diplomacy - Delivering on the external dimension of the European Green Dealʼ.

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Brussels, 17 September 2020 - In the context of NATO 2030 launched by the NATO Secretary General on 8 June 2020, NATO has begun to organise a series of thematic events to engage more in-depth with civil society, advocacy and expert groups to further improve NATO’s responsiveness and openness to outside views and expertise.

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Brussels, 23 June 2020 - Climate disruption plays an undeniable role in various conflict situations. As such, Belgium wants the United Nations to systematically take into account the potential impact of a changing climate in its security actions.

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Brussels, 20 January 2020: Foreign ministers today discussed climate diplomacy and restated the political centrality of climate action for the European Union. Following the discussion, the Council adopted conclusions on climate diplomacy. This is a clear sign that in 2020 climate will be one of the priorities in the EU's external policy.

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Brussels, 10 December 2019: Alexander Verbeek explains the urgent need both for effective climate change action and for steps to be taken to prepare for life in a drastically different world, where global warming and related environmental degradation will impact on security.

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