Our changing environment and the fate of national defense
October-December 2017
By: Nicolas Regaud

The good news is that Morocco, the chair and host of the COP22 in November 2016, organized a second such gathering that took place in Skhirat two months beforehand. That meeting brought together delegations from 26 countries, including a dozen defense ministers and vice ministers. It is our hope that a third edition will be organized during the COP23 period, to be chaired by Fiji and which will run until November 2018, as we want this new cycle of international meetings dedicated to climate change, defense and security to be a lasting success, thus contributing to international resilience and cooperation among countries around the world.

Nicolas Regaud is special representative to the Indo-Asia Pacific of the director general for international relations and strategy, at the French Ministry of the Armed Forces.

This essay was adapted from his presentation at the inaugural Jakarta Geopolitical Forum in May.

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