NDEL 2017 Conference: Environment, National Security & Human Rights
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NDEL 2017 Conference: Environment, National Security & Human Rights

NDEL 2017 Conference: Environment, National Security & Human Rights

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Kroon Hall

195 Prospect Street

New Haven, CT 06511

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Join us to explore the intersections of environment, state security, and human lives and livelihoods. This conference will discuss practical policy recommendations and legal frameworks to address the impacts of a changing climate on:

  • Global defense and security
  • Human rights and environmental justice
  • Financial risk and international markets
  • Climate refugees, and more!




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Friday, February 24


12:00-4:00pm

Registration for Workshop Attendees


1:00-4:00pm

Pre-Conference Workshops

(Pre-registration required)

  • Building Resilience in Hampton Roads, Virginia: Coordinating Climate Action at the Local, State, and National Levels
  • Understanding Environmental Security and the Implications of Climate Change on Peace and Stability in the World
  • Environmental Justice: Lawyers on Tap, Not on Top.
  • Securing Security: Building Narratives and Networks for Change Across Public and Private Sectors



Saturday February 25


7:30am-1:00pm

Registration Open


7:30-8:30am

Light Breakfast

8:30-9:00am

Welcome and Opening Remarks (TBA)

9:00-10:15am

Opening Panel: Human Security

  • Justice, Human Rights, and the Land - Paradigm for a New Environmentalism in the Face of Climate Chaos

10:30-11:45am

Morning breakout session

  • National Security Policymaking in a Changing Climate
  • Maintaining National Energy Security: The Role of Fossil Fuels in America’s Defense Strategy
  • Climate Change and Extreme Energy: The Scope and Nature of States’ International Human Rights Obligations to Children
  • Adaptive Financing: “Real-Time” Innovation at the Intersection of Risk and Resilience


11:45am-12:30pm

Lunch

12:30pm-1:45pm

Afternoon Panel: Geopolitical Security

  • Emerging Priorities in Climate Change and Geopolitics


2:00-3:15pm

Afternoon breakout session 1

  • Climate Change and National Security in the Arctic: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities for Action
  • Climate Change and GMOs: Reversing the Trivialization of Industrial Agriculture’s Impact on the Environment and Food Security
  • How to Incorporate Climate Uncertainty into Policy Frameworks
  • South Asia 2050: Water, Urban Growth, and Disaster Response


3:15-3:45pm

Coffee break

3:45-5:00pm

Afternoon breakout session 2

  • From Threat to Promise: Environmental Peacebuilding and the Positive Potential of Environmental Stressors
  • Creative Solutions in Water Resource Policy: Peacebuilding and Managing Water Conflict for Human Security
  • Human Health, Rights, and Security in a Climate-Challenged Future: Heat, Refugees, Tsunamis, and Zika
  • International Agreements and Domestic Implementation: Challenges and Opportunities in the Environmental Arena

5:00-6:00pm

Keynote (TBA) and Closing Remarks


6:00-7:00pm

Reception

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