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ASPI Publication launch: The geopolitics of climate and security in the Indo-Pacific

About this event

ASPI’s Climate and Security Policy Centre (CSPC), in partnership with the KAS Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific, invites you to the launch of its new publication ‘The geopolitics of climate and security in the Indo-Pacific’.

Climate change is much more than an environmental crisis—it’s a systemic crisis that will transform the geopolitical landscape. And the consequences for the Indo-Pacific, already the most exposed region in the world to climate hazards and home to the world’s fastest growing populations, economies and geopolitical rivalries, will be profound.

This publication explores the escalating effects of climate change on the region’s already fragile human systems, from great-power competition and militaries, governance and politics, food and water insecurity, and ethnic separatism, to energy and trade systems, sovereign risk and digital disinformation.

What emerges is a vivid demonstration of the dangers of underestimating the systemic connections between those factors, including how risks in one thematic area amplify risks in others, completely reshaping the regional security picture.

This event will begin with welcome remarks by Dr Robert Glasser, joint report editor and Head of CSPC, and Bertil Wenger, Director, Regional Programme KAS Australia and the Pacific, and a pre-recorded address by General Angus J. Campbell, AO, DSC, Chief of the Defence Force. Following the address, join chapter authors Maria Pastukhova (E3G), David Michel (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) and Dr John Coyne (ASPI) for a discussion on the links between climate and security moderated by ASPI’s Anastasia Kapetas.

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