|Author (Corporate)||European Commission, European External Action Service (EEAS)|
|Series Details||JOIN (2023) 19|
|Content Type||Blog & Commentary, News, Policy-making|
Joint Communication adopted by the European Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS) on 28 June 2023, laying out an approach to addressing the impact of climate change and environmental degradation in the fields of peace, security, and defence.
Climate change and environmental degradation pose risks to international peace and security. Extreme weather events, rising temperatures and sea levels, desertification, water scarcity, threats to biodiversity, environmental pollution and contamination and loss of livelihoods threaten the health and well-being of humanity, and can create the potential for greater migratory movements and displacement, pandemics, social unrest, instability and insecurity.
The European Union (EU) linked climate change to crisis management in 2020. However, the need to include the impact of environmental degradation in the debate as well as existing realities and future projections regarding the scale of climate change and the impact of environmental degradation, in the context of intensifying strategic competition and complex security threats, require a new outlook on the climate and security nexus. Defining and implementing a new outlook on the climate and security nexus has been deemed essential, in line with objectives set out in the external dimension of the European Green Deal and the Strategic Compass on Security and Defence.
This Joint Communication establishes a framework and puts forward measures in line with the EU's Integrated Approach to External Conflicts and Crises with the aim to:
It was published by the European Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS) on 28 June 2023, in response to a set of conclusions adopted by the Council of the European Union in March 2023 as regards climate and energy diplomacy.
|Subject Categories||Environment, Security and Defence|
|Subject Tags||Climate Change, Common Security and Defence Policy|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|