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YPFP London Distinguished Speakers Series: Responding to a Changing Climate: Why we need to act, an evening with Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Climate Change

May 09, 2013 07:00 pm

Location

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
61 Whitehall
SW1A 2ET London
United Kingdom

YPFP London Distinguished Speakers Series: Responding to a Changing Climate: Why we need to act, an evening with Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Climate Change

Climate change impacts are being felt all over the world, and responding to this impact is at the forefront of the United Kingdom’s foreign policy agenda. If global average temperatures rise more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels, significant negative impacts of climate change will be more likely and the cost of managing them will rise sharply. A changing climate has major implications for global security and stability and the very real potential to amplify existing threats and instabilities.

Join YPFP London to discuss these issues with the Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, who will make the case for international action and the UK’s response to a changing climate.

About the speaker

In January 2013, Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti was appointed as the Foreign Secretary’s interim Special Representative for Climate Change

Recently retired from the Royal Navy, Neil has for the last three years filled the cross government role of UK Climate and Energy Security Envoy.

In this role he has engaged with policy makers in this country and abroad to address the implications, national and global, that are associated with the impact of a changing climate.

Prior to this, his military appointments have included Commandant of the Joint Services Command and Staff College, where he was responsible for the military post graduate education of students from 60 nations, and Commander of UK Maritime Forces. At sea he has commanded ships ranging in size from the patrol boat HMS CYGNET to the aircraft carrier HMS INVINCIBLE.

**This event is open to everyone, a drinks reception will follow this event, kindly hosted by RUSI**

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