19 Apr 2018
15:40 - 16:10
Save Our Security
The spherical themes discussed at this Symposium also have strong security implications. The degradation of the natural environment can cause or exacerbate conflicts, and conflicts in turn can lead to the degradation of the environment, leaving us in a vicious cycle.
Speaker General (ret) Tom Middendorp, former Chief of Defence of the Netherlands, has many years’ experience in the military and knows exactly why environmental degradation is a threat to our security.
To arrive at the Symposium with some background knowledge, we recommend you this article from our partner IUCN:
Degradation of nature is contributing to conflict – can we reverse the trend?