Berlin Climate and Security Conference | 27 September – 8 October 2021
The Berlin Climate and Security Conference 2021 took place from 27 September – 8 October 2021. It brought together leading figures from governments, international organisations, the scientific community, the private sector, and civil society through a series of online workshops and webinars organised in collaboration with a diverse range of organisations from the community of practice. This year´s conference focused on inclusive and joined-up approaches at the local, national, regional, and multilateral level.
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2021 has been and continues to be an important year for climate security, with several unique opportunities for progress on the international agenda. However, while climate change is now widely recognized as a “threat multiplier” or “risk multiplier”, concrete entry points still need to be identified to operationalise the debate on the ground and move from analysis to action.
The 2021 Berlin Climate and Security Conference aimed to fill this gap. It offered spaces to strengthen and support the community of practice, explore how more comprehensive climate and security risk assessments could help create a forward-looking and preventative foreign and security policy, and share good practices in order to inform multilateral, regional and local approaches to addressing climate-related drivers of conflict and instability. The conference addressed a range of topics related to climate security, including gender, cross-sectoral approaches to climate security, mediation, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, adaptation, and many more. For more information take a look at the agenda for BCSC 2021.
In 2020, the Berlin Climate Security Conference was the global meeting space to discuss how climate change is affecting peace and security. Following the kick-off of Weathering Risk − the global climate and security risk and foresight assessment − in 2020, and the launch of the Berlin Call for Action in 2019, this was the third iteration of the event. The Berlin Climate and Security Conference 2021 was hosted by the German Federal Foreign Office in partnership with adelphi.
Recordings of all open sessions are now available on our official Youtube channel. Detailed information on all sessions, including access to recordings, can be accessed via the sub-menu on the left hand side.