The Age of Consequences - West End Premiere
Tuesday 11th April 2017
Screening of The Age of Consequences, 1830-2030, Tuesday 11th April at Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square
The US Department of Defense regards climate change as an ‘accelerant of instability and conflict’. A former head of the US Pacific Command described it as the most significant long-term security threat in his region. A British Government report identifying key threats to the UK found ‘more frequent extreme weather events are likely to disrupt populations, agriculture and supply chains, making political instability, conflict and migration more likely’.
The Age of Consequences investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration and conflict through the lens of national security and global stability.
Through unflinching case-study analysis, distinguished admirals, generals and military veterans take us beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of radicalised groups like ISIS and the European refugee crisis – and lay bare how climate change stressors interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict.
The screening will be followed by a debate on the issues raised. Speakers include:
Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, Director of Strategy for the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy at University College London, and Former Commander, UK Maritime Forces
Richard Reeve, Director of Oxford Research Group's Sustainable Security Programme
The debate will be chaired by Deborah Haynes, Defence Editor of The Times.
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The screening is presented by Engi in partnership with the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit and the Prince of Charles Cinema.
Engi is a social venture that aims to further effective, non-violent conflict management by strengthening links between peace-building and the private sector, government, Parliament and civil society. Engi supplies the Secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Conflict Issues. www.engi.org.uk
The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit is a non-profit organisation that supports informed debate on energy and climate change issues in the UK. Find out more about us at www.eciu.net
Any profits from the event will be donated to the Royal British Legion and Combat Stress.