You are invited to join the high-level closing event of the Berlin Climate and Security Conference 2021!
Comprehensive Security to Weather the Storm: Regional Responses to Sustaining Peace in a Changing Climate
7 October, 4:30-5:30 pm
This high-level virtual event will look at what key regional and national institutions (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, the Government of Ireland, and the African Union) are already doing to advance a comprehensive approach to security in the face of a changing climate. It will also discuss what lessons can be drawn (from across regions and institutions), and what next steps could look like.
Through a moderated Davos style conversation, the panellists will share concrete examples of what their respective institutions are doing to advance peace and tackle climate-related security risks through comprehensive, multidimensional security and peace-oriented approaches.
From integrating climate into early warning tools and conflict prevention and peace programming to addressing climate and security issues at the political and operational levels, and from engaging diverse stakeholders in climate projects to effectively integrating climate-related security risks into UN mission mandates, the panel will discuss the opportunities and pitfalls to advancing a multidimensional approach to address climate-related security risks. Speakers will share experiences, discuss assessment, planning and operational lessons, and explore what additional knowledge and capacity is required going forward.
This closing session of the BCSC aims to give actors from the security, peacebuilding, and foreign policy sphere an opportunity to exchange, identify common challenges, develop and discuss solutions, create synergies, and present the multiple ways in which they address and tackle climate-related security risks. It will be co-hosted by the OSCE and adelphi.
This year´s closing session will be streamed via this website.
- Michael Klor-Berchtold, Director-General for Economic Affairs and Sustainable Development, German Federal Foreign Office
- Helga Maria Schmid, Secretary General, OSCE
More speakers will follow soon.