Berlin Call for Action

German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs

Given the urgency and the scale of the security challenges that are emerging and will worsen as climate change impacts intensify, the Berlin Climate and Security Conference is a clarion call to every foreign policy institution to step up efforts to address one of the greatest global security and foreign policy challenges of the 21st century.

The outcome document, the Berlin Call for Action, sets out three concrete areas to tackle the risks that climate change poses to peace and security.

  • Risk-informed planning: Create a better understanding and sound analysis of how climate change exacerbates conflicts.
  • Enhanced capacity for action: Strengthen the United Nations’s ability to act in the area of climate and security – in New York and in affected regions
  • Improving operational responses: Consider climate, sustainable development, security and peacebuilding as related issues in all programmes.

Download the Berlin Call for Action here.