17 May 2019

Oxford Research Group (ORG) Chief Executive Richard Reeve joined the Finnish Institute for International Affairs (FIIA) in Helsinki on 14 May to discuss UK approaches to climate security policy-making. The FIIA workshop was one of a series connecting Finnish academic, think tank and meteorological experts with representatives of the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and counterparts in international think tanks, including ORG and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Richard presented ORG’s Sustainable Security approach, the programme’s new project exploring how climate risk analysis is factored into the UK National Security Strategy, as well as how climate and environmental data will be featured in the forthcoming Sustainable Security Index. The workshop was held at an interesting time for Finnish policy as climate change had been one of the primary campaign issues of the general election held on 14 April.

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