ZIF Session

Climate Security Partnerships for Peace? How UN, EU, and AU Could Align Efforts and Missions: The case of Somalia
5 October, 3-4 pm

Climate and Environmental Security are becoming an important issue for peace operations – both related to mandate delivery, as well as to the ecological footprint of missions. Currently, the EU and the UN are working on a new joint guidance for their missions, which will include climate security and seeks to establish a link to AU missions. Moreover, missions also need to foster partnerships with local actors on climate and environmental issues. In this session, we would like to look at recent experiences and concrete examples from Somalia where UN, EU, and the AU are running missions in parallel.

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  • Tobias Pietz, Deputy Head Analysis Division, Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF)
  • Sharon Wiharta, Senior Policy Advisor on Peace Operations, Challenges Forum International Secretariat (CFIS)


  • Christophe Hodder, Somalia Climate Security Advisor, UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM)
  • Ilwad Elman, Chief Operating Officer for the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre in Somalia
  • Maria-Concepcion Jimenez Serrano, Project Manager, European Union Capacity Building Mission in Somalia (EUCAP Somalia)


Closing Remarks

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