EU Ecological Threat Register Launch Webinar
The Institute for Economics and Peace invites you to the inaugural launch of the The Ecological Threat Register (ETR).
The ETR will show both exposure to risk and the ability of nations and their resilience as – measured by Positive Peace – to deal with major impacts. Ecological risks included in the analysis are water stress, food insecurity, droughts, floods, rising temperature, sea level rise, desertification, cyclones and population growth. The ETR will highlight the global hotspots that are exposed to higher risk of ecological events, discuss the trends in ecological threats across regions and countries and in the final chapter detail resilience to ecological threats from a Positive Peace and systems theory perspective. It will also estimate likely migration patterns from possible ecological collapses.
Produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), the ETR measures ecological threats that countries are projected to face between now and 2050. Future iterations will focus on the subnational, develop a list of possible programs to fix the issues, costs associated with doing that and costs associated with no action as well as building out the areas where poor data is available.
Key speakers for the webinar include:
Steve Killelea, Founder & Executive Chairman at the Institute for Economics and Peace. He is a global philanthropist focused on peace and sustainable development, with a long, successful career in high technology and international business development. Over the last two decades, Steve has applied his business skills to his many global philanthropic activities, established an internationally renowned global think tank, the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) and a private family charity, The Charitable Foundation, which now has over three million direct beneficiaries.
David Gatare, Chief of Party, USAID’s Securing Peace and Promoting Prosperity in Karamoja (EKISIL) Activity-Uganda for Mercy Corps. David has 25 years of experience in Central, West and East Africa managing and implementing climate, relief, refugee, post conflict and development projects. David oversees Mercy Corps’ work promoting peace and prosperity in Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and Uganda, supporting communities to build resilience against ecological threats and implementing innovative peacebuilding approaches to the conflict that arises from the effects of climate change. David has expertise in Peace and Conflict Transformation as well as Governance and Systems Strengthening, and Policy Development. He is a seasoned humanitarian diplomat; strategic negotiator and government relations expert. David has supported the development of National Peace Policy in Uganda, Education Policy in South Sudan and Community Safety Policy in Kenya (Turkana County). He holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations, a Bachelors in Education and a Diploma in Humanitarian Diplomacy.
Serge Stroobants, Director Europe & MENA at the Institute for Economics & Peace. He is a former Colonel in the Belgian Armed Forces with an academic specialization in political sciences, international relations, security and defense, global risk analysis, foresight and crisis management. He holds degrees from the Belgian Royal Military Academy, the Free University of Brussels, Université Jean Moulin Lyon III (France), the German General Staff College and Vesalius College. He is an Assistant-Professor at Vesalius College in Brussels, teaching courses on NATO and the Transatlantic approaches to security and on Global terrorism and radicalization. He is considered to be a senior academic specialist on global terrorism and radicalization in Belgium and Europe, with numerous conference and media interventions on this topic. He has served as an expert on the Parliamentary Commissions on the impact of terrorism both in France after the 13 November 2015 Paris attacks and in Belgium after the 22 March 2016 Brussels attacks. He is involved in the support to the victims of terrorist acts: in Belgium as a member of V-Europe, and in Europe and Worldwide via Victim Support Europe.
Mohib Iqbal is a Senior Research Fellow at Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) where he is leading research on economic value of peace and Ecological Threat Register. Mohib is also a co-author on Global Peace Index, Global Terrorism Index, Business and Peace and Economic Value of Peace. He has previously worked in senior consulting roles for United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Australian government and Deloitte. His work is focused on measuring the added well-being to individuals and societies from improvements in peace.