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EUISS facilitates EU SatCen - European Space Agency workshop on climate security

14 June 2021
Title of the event and logos of participating organisations

On 14 June 2021, the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) helped facilitate a workshop on climate security and earth observation that was jointly organised by the EU Satellite Centre (EU SatCen) and the European Space Agency (ESA). The workshop looked at climate security and population resilience, sustainable energy development and the Arctic. Among others, the workshop welcomed high-level speakers from EU Satcen, ESA, the European Defence Agency, the European External Action Service, the World Food Programme, the United Nations, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Mines ParisTech, NATO, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly and the Government of Canada.

The workshop began with a keynote speech by EUISS Director, Gustav Lindstrom, in which the importance of climate security and the role of earth observation was made clear. Lindstrom stated that earth observation and geospatial intelligence can play an important role in helping to anticipate crises and to adapt and mitigate climate-related risks. Daniel Fiott, Security and Defence Editor at the EUISS, facilitated the discussions by serving as a moderator for three panels as well as providing concluding remarks. The EUISS were thanked by EU SatCen and ESA for stimulating the debates and adding analytical depth to the discussions.

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