Council on Geostrategy launches Environmental Security Programme

Today, the Council on Geostrategy has launched the first elements of its Environmental Security Programme.

Over the coming months and beyond, the Council on Geostrategy will be publishing a series of papers on environmental security that will make the case for bold diplomatic and technological solutions to overcome environmental degradation.

As part of this new programme, today we have published a paper today by William Young, a William Stanley-Jevons Associate Fellow in Environmental Security at the Council on Geostrategy and Director at BloombergNEF, which explores the problems of carbon borders and presents options for the United Kingdom to tackle this, recommending that the UK leads a multilateral effort to create a global process to resolve this problem. You can access the paper by clicking here.

We have also recorded a new episode of the Geostrategy360 podcast, where Viktorija Starych-Samuoliene interviews William about the paper as well a s well as wider UK climate policy and the upcoming G7, G20 and COP26 summits. You can find the podcast here.

Commenting on the launch of the programme, James Rogers, Director of Research at the Council on Geostrategy, said:

“Climate change presents a major challenge to current and future generations, and it is critical that policymakers around the world work towards the solutions to tackle this.”

“Our Environmental Security Programme aims to explore the causes and consequences of environmental degradation while advocating for technological and diplomatic answers to the problem that climate change presents.”

“We are excited to be working in this area, and will continue to publish further research as part of this programme in the months and years to come.”