US 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 on 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.
Dr. Adriana Abdenur, Executive Director at Platforma CIPO. Adriana Erthal Abdenur is a Brazilian policy expert and coordinator of the Peace and Security are at the Igarapé Institute, where she supervises projects on climate and security; migration and refuge; conflict mediation and prevention; women, peace, and security; and peace operations. Dr. Abdenur is a member of the Committee on Development Policy (CDP) of the UN’s ECOSOC and of the Expert Working Group on Climate-related Security Risks, invited by the German government to provide input at Security Council debates.
Fabrizio Hochschild-Drummond, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 18 April 2019 the appointment of Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond of Chile as his Special Adviser on the Preparations for the Commemoration of the United Nations’ 75th Anniversary at the Under-Secretary-General level. Mr. Hochschild who has been serving as Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General since 2017, will support the Secretary-General in coordinating the preparation for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations in 2020 and related celebrations, through a system-wide process of consultations and reflections on the role of the United Nations in advancing international co-operation and in supporting Member States’ ability to respond to emerging challenges and frontier issues. Volker Türk of Austria will succeed Mr. Hochschild as Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General.