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UK to Integrate Climate Change Into Military Planning

800px-Rt_Hon_Edward_Davey_MP,_Secretary_of_State_for_Energy_and_Climate_Change,_UK_(7555125784)UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Edward Davey, announced at a Green Growth Summit at the European Parliament in Brussels that the UK would be integrating climate risks into its military planning, stating that:

The expected impacts of climate change will be integrated into the UK’s next strategic defence and security review, expected next summer, just before the Paris conference.

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EU Commissioner: The Dutch Experience and Disaster Risk Management

Kristalina_Georgieva_(6)Kristalina Georgieva, the EU Commissioner for international cooperation, humanitarian aid and crisis response, gave a speech on Feb. 10 in Rotterdam on disaster risk management. The full speech is worth a read.¬† In her remarks, Georgieva relates how the Dutch experience managing disasters can provide an important foundation for understanding and responding to the increasing trend in disasters. (more…)