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: COP27: Embracing Nature as the Foundation for Global Security
Past Event


COP27: Embracing Nature as the Foundation for Global Security

Please join CAP and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) for a panel discussion with esteemed experts at 9:30 a.m. EGY in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.


GEF-GCF Pavilion, Blue Zone, Sharm El-Sheikh International Convention Center (SHICC) or watch via livestream.
2:30 AM EST

Apartments are seen at the edge of an eroding cliff in Pacifica, California on January 27, 2016. Storms and powerful waves caused by El Nino have been intensifying erosion along nearby coastal bluffs and beaches in the area. / AFP PHOTO / JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images

This event will address the security risks that are directly and indirectly linked to nature loss, climate change, and ecological degradation. The moderator and panelists will discuss the importance of nature as the foundation for human, national, and global security, as well as how the nature-security nexus can and should be integrated to better protect people in the places where they live.

Keynote speaker:
Monica Medina, Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Moderator:
Richard Florizone, President and CEO, International Institute for Sustainable Development

In conversation:
Alice Ruhweza, Africa Regional Director, the Worldwide Fund for Nature
Natalie Unterstell, President, Talanoa Institute
Chizuru Aoki , Lead Environmental Specialist, Global Environment Facility Programming Unit

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