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Only Diplomacy: Hard-Headed Soft Power for a Time of Risk, Scarcity and Insecurity

Chatham House, London

Energy, Environment and Resources Department

Event documents

Transcript - John Ashton
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Participants

John Ashton, The Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Climate Change, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Chair: Bernice Lee, Research Director, Energy, Environment and Resource Governance, Chatham House

Overview

The speaker will argue that a successful response to climate change requires making the low carbon economy the answer to the growth question, and establishing the reduction of climate risk as a security imperative. He will suggest that if diplomacy does not rise to this vocational challenge, the levers of foreign policy will lose purchase on the forces shaping world affairs.