Seminar on Resilience Governance of Anthropocene Climate-, Energy-, Food- and Security Crises
On the 20th of September, the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS) and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) co-hosted an expert-level dialogue meeting under the title “Resilience Governance of Anthropocene Climate-, Energy-, Food- and Security Crises”. At the dialogue, experts from Chinese, American, Nordic, and African policy- and research institutes took stock of the complex and multidisciplinary challenges facing global governance efforts today, including the Covid-19 pandemic, food insecurity, climate-related disasters, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Experts from the food, energy, climate and security sectors discussed how these crises and their policy responses have posed cascading challenges in their sectors. The panelists provided examples of how global food production and energy supply have faced exacerbated consequences due to geopolitical instability, in particular the war in Ukraine, and how this in turn affects global governance.
The meeting started with opening remarks by the President of SIIS, Professor Chen Dongxiao, and the Director of the Climate Change and Risk Programme at SIPRI, Dr. Florian Krampe.
In the first session experts explored factors that influence the global green transition, the necessity for, and the vulnerability of, global market dynamics and governance; and how these factors are influenced by disruptions to the energy and food market and the ways in which these disruptions affect fragile and conflict-affected countries.
The second session focused in on possible solutions to the climate-energy-food security governance crises, with a particular focus on China’s strategies and cooperation with Ukraine, Russia and the European Union.
The closing remarks were delivered by Chao Qingchen, Professor and Director-General of the National Climate Center and Project Lead for the Environment of Peace 2022, Claire McAllister.