July 24, 2022

#E2 – The geopolitical and security consequence of climate change

In this miniseries, WIIS Brussels invites women to share their experience and expertise on the multi-dimension of the climate security.

In this second episode, Sabrine Dao and Sofiia Shevchuk have invited Dr Hanne Knaepen, Head of Green Transition and Climate Adaptation with ECDPM and Glada Lahn, Senior Research Fellow for Environment and Society Programme at Chatham House.

To what extent does climate change affect global geopolitics and security? What are the consequences that we can already see? In this discussion, our guests go beyond Europe and touch upon examples from different parts of the world, from Asia and Africa to Latin America.

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This episode features:

Sabrine Dao

Sabrine Dao

WIIS Brussels Steering Committee Member

Sofiia Shevchuk

Sofiia Shevchuk

WIIS Brussels Steering Committee Member

Glada Lahn

Glada Lahn

Senior Research Fellow for Environment and Society Programme - Chatham House

Hanne Knaepen

Hanne Knaepen

Head of Green Transition and Climate Adaptation - ECDPM



Music: Original creation
Production: Sabrine Dao, Fraser Moore

Learn more by looking at

– ECDPM Great Insights Magazine (2019) on “The complex link between climate change and conflict” (only women contributed to this publication)

– ECDPM publications for the CASCADES project: “Climate Change and Security in North African (2021)“, “Climate risks in Tunisia (2021)“, “Climate change, development and security in the Central Sahel (2021)

– Hanne Knaepen’s publication on “Supporting adaptation in African agriculture – A policy shift since the EU Green Deal? (2022)


This episode was funded  by a grant from the United States Department of State. The opinions, findings and conclusions stated herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of State.

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