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The German Federal Foreign Office has been working on climate diplomacy for many years, supporting the integration of climate-related security risks into its bilateral and multilateral diplomacy. Under the German UNSC presidency in 2011, the UN Security Council adopted its first statement acknowledging the risks of climate change for international peace and security. On 1 August 2018, Germany, together with the Pacific state Nauru, officially established the Group of Friends on Climate and Security in the United Nations.
adelphi is an independent think tank and leading international public policy consultancy on climate, environment and development. Our 200-strong team of experts and specialists plays a key role in generating and promoting new ideas, shaping debates, building new strategies and setting agendas. We help to forge new paths towards a sustainable future, both by providing scientifically sound policy analysis and by working in dialogue with political and civil society actors and decision-makers.
The Climate Diplomacy initiative, a project by adelphi supported by the German Federal Foreign Office, explores the foreign policy dimension of climate change and climate policy, including different regional and thematic approaches to it. Its website also provides arguments for enhanced international cooperation and diplomatic engagement for climate in multi- and bilateral fora.
The Climate Diplomacy project includes support for bringing the topic of addressing climate fragility risks into different international fora. Despite the increasing salience of the topic of climate change and security, there is currently no single address to turn to for support and policy advice.