The Consequences of Climate Change on Security Governance
International Meeting in Rome

Rome, 17 May 2010. The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), in collaboration with the Centre for International Political Studies (CeSPI) and with the financial support of the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, has organized an international meeting on how the consequences of climate changes affect security governance.

The meeting, which took place in Rome on 17 May, was proposed to open a series of consultations on the interactions between climate change and the ensuing socio-political scenarios.

The meeting was attended by experts on the subject, with the aim of developing a common strategy to strengthen security governance through sustainable forms of adjustment to climate changes.

The main component of the meeting was the development of a strategy to improve security governance in areas where climate change produces forms of destabilization and vulnerability. The consultations focused on how security governance was able to adapt or how it could evolve to efficiently answer to the new scenarios produced by climate change.

Among the meeting's participants there were representatives of the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention on Climate change (UNFCCC), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the World Bank and public and private sector organizations, which will collaborate to establish an integrated action plan to strengthen security governance and international cooperation in this field.

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