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Climate for Peace
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The multilateral Climate, Environment Peace and Security Initiative (Climate for Peace) was established during the opening ceremony of BCSC 2022. 

Goals: to promote, coordinate and advance concrete projects on the ground to address the gap between strong political rhetoric and action, further the progress generated by current joint initiatives and ensure climate security is a local and national priority 

Members: Established by Germany during its G7 presidency, in May 2022 the G7 Foreign Ministers (Canada, EU, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States) committed to the initiative. Additional countries that have joined the initiative include: Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Indonesia, Ireland, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Niger, Norway, Somalia, Spain and Switzerland.

When: The launch of the Climate, Environment Peace and Security Declaration and Initiative took place on 11 October 10:45-12:00 in-person during BCSC 2022 and over livestream

Future topics: integration of climate data in conflict analyses, early warning systems, risk and foresight assessments, disaster risk reduction, adaptation, risk insurance and finance 

For more information on the launch, you can rewatch the session here: Launch of the Climate, Environment Peace and Security Declaration and Initiative

adelphi is also supporting the German Federal Foreign Office to host an official side event at COP27 2022

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Speakers:

  • Annalena Baerbock, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Germany
  • Tina Stege, Climate Envoy, Marshall Islands
  • Christianna Zakour, Regional Facilitator for Small Island Developing States, UNEP

Moderated by Emma Whitaker, Senior Advisor, adelphi 

You can download the declaration on Climate, Environment, Peace and Security below:

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Climate for Peace: The launch of the Climate, Environment, Peace and Security Declaration and Initiative during the Berlin Climate and Security Conference 2022. Top row, from left to right: H.E. Aibek Moldogaziev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan; H.E. Suzi Carla Barbosa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guinea-Bissau; H.E. Johanna Sumuvuori, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland; H.E. Patricia Danzi, State Secretary and Director-General, Agency for Development and Cooperation of Switzerland; H.E. Hassoumi Massaoudou, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Niger; H.E. Erling Rimestad, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway; Bottom row, from left to right: H.E. Eamon Ryan, Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications and Minister for Transport of Ireland; H.E. Jan Lipavský, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Czech Republic¸ H.E. François Bausch, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of Luxembourg H.E. Annalena Baerbock, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany; H.E. Hermann Immongault, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Gabon; H.E. Jennifer Morgan, State Secretary & Special Envoy for International Climate Action, German Federal Foreign Office;  H.E. Khadiija Maxamed Al Makhzoumin, Minister of Environment and Climate Change of Somalia.