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Berlin Climate and Security Conference 2024



BCSC 2024 at a glance

Who: High-level political actors, climate security experts, international organisations and practitioners.

What: Since its inaugural edition in 2019, the annual Berlin Climate and Security Conference (BCSC) has become the global forum connecting governments, international organisations, experts, and practitioners working to promote interlinkages between different approaches within the climate and security agenda whilst also critically interrogating complex new challenges.

When: 8 October 2024

Where: German Federal Foreign Office and livestreamed

Why: To promote, coordinate and advance concrete climate security approaches and initiatives to drive action and implementation efforts.

The sixth edition of BCSC will explore how to secure a climate for peace. The conference will examine why climate must be integrated into peace-making. Through taking stock of best practice examples, it will further advance concrete climate security approaches and initiatives. 

BCSC 2024 will focus on:

  1. Linking climate risks and security objectives and identifying how the role of the security and defence sector can address this nexus;
  2. Building awareness and capacity to conduct and use climate security risk analysis and foresight assessments to enable holistic peace-building and stabilization action;
  3. Examining climate change impacts and the entire conflict cacle from peace-making to post-conflict reconstruction. 


Highlights from BCSC 2023

Thanks to all of the participants and partners who joined this year's BCSC 2023 to make it a success. You can scroll through the photo gallery below, read the articles written on BCSC and some of its sessions here. Stay tuned for more information about BCSC 2024.

For highlights and next steps, check out the BCSC 2023 event summary or view the video at the bottom of the page. 



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The German Federal Foreign Office

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.


Climate Diplomacy

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.