The Berlin Climate and Security Conference 2021 will take place from 27 September – 8 October 2021. It will bring 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.
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 aims to fill this gap. It will offer 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 will address a range of topics related to climate security, including gender, cross-sectoral approaches to climate security, mediation, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, adaptation, and many more. More information on the programme and registration for this year's conference will be released soon - watch this space!
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 is the third iteration of the event. The Berlin Climate and Security Conference 2021 is hosted by the German Federal Foreign Office in partnership with adelphi.