New collaboration to focus on the policy implications of future ecological threats.
SYDNEY, July 12, 2020 — The Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) today announced a collaboration with the Office of the Special Adviser on the Preparations for the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations (UN75).
To mark its 75th Anniversary, the United Nations has launched the ‘world’s biggest conversation’ on the future we want, threats to that future and how we can overcome them by working together across borders, sectors and generations. This new collaboration, anchored by the upcoming release of IEP’s Ecological Threat Register, will serve to inform understanding of ecological threats and their likely impact on global levels of violence, as well as recommendations on how to reduce vulnerability to these threats.
“IEP is delighted to be able to contribute to the UN75 conversation around the future of multilateralism and the world in 2045,” said Steve Killelea, Founder & Executive Chairman of the Institute for Economics & Peace. “I am sure that the Ecological Threat Register will provide interesting insights into the future needs for the most vulnerable. We look forward to engaging in the UN75 initiative.”
The collaboration provides a unique opportunity to inspire conversations and amplify voices through IEP’s and UN75’s channels. Activities will include multi-stake holder seminars on development, multilateralism and security with the aim of structuring relevant policy recommendations for governments, INGOs and multilaterals.
“IEP’s research, including its Ecological Threat Register, is of great relevance to this conversation,” said Fabrizio Hochschild, Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General. “We anticipate much interest in IEP’s plans to launch a multi-stakeholder initiative around the register.”
About the Institute for Economics & Peace
The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) is the world’s leading think tank dedicated to developing metrics to analyse peace and to quantify its economic value. It does this by developing global and national indices, calculating the economic cost of violence, analysing country level risk and understanding Positive Peace. The research is used extensively by governments, academic institutions, think tanks, non-governmental organisations and by intergovernmental institutions such as the OECD, The Commonwealth Secretariat, the World Bank and the United Nations.
The Ecological Threat Register (ETR) will be released in August 2020 and will show both exposure to risk and the ability of nations to deal with ecological risks and its impacts. The report will also highlight the global hotspots that are exposed to higher risk of ecological events, and estimate likely migration patterns from possible ecological collapses.
SOURCE: Institute for Economics & Peace
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