PROGRAMME

08:00-09:00 Registration / Welcome coffee
09:00-09:15

Opening address:
Climate diplomacy as preventative security policy
Heiko Maas,
German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs

[This session will be open to the media]

09:15-09:30

Keynote:
Climate and security on the foreign policy agenda

John Kerry, Former US Secretary of State

[This session will be open to the media]

09:30-09:45

Keynote:
Climate change - An existential threat to livelihoods

Baron Divavesi Waqa, President of Nauru

[This session will be open to the media]

09:45-11:00

Panel discussion: Political responses to the threats climate change poses for international peace

Facilitator: Prof. Maja Göpel, Secretary General, WBGU

Opening keynote:
Prof. Johan Rockström and Prof. Ottmar Edenhofer, Directors of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Baron Divavesi Waqa, President of Nauru
John Kerry, Former US Secretary of State
Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Belgium
Shirley Botchwey, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ghana
Heiko Maas, German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs

[This session will be open to the media]

11:00-11:20 Coffee Break
11:20-12:35

Roundtable I: Climate change and displacement

Facilitator: Prof. Maja Göpel, Secretary General, WBGU

Keynote:
Abdulla Shahid, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives

Response I:
Carmelo Abela, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malta

Response II:
María Ángeles Miaga Bibang, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Equatorial Guinea

Response III:
Md. Shahriar Alam, State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh

Response IV:
Laura Tuck, World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development

To be followed by Q&A /discussion with the audience

First intervention by Prof. David Steven, Director, Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

12:35-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:15

Roundtable II: Climate change and socio-economic conflicts

Facilitator: Alexander Carius, Managing Director of adelphi

Keynote:
Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ghana

Response I:
Faustina K. Rehuher-Marugg, Minister of State of Palau

Response II:
Mark Field, Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific, UK

Response III:
Amer Ahmed, CEO of Allianz Re

Response IV:
Elliott Harris, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist

To be followed by Q&A /discussion with the audience

First intervention by Michał Kurtyka, Secretary of State and President of COP24, Poland

15:15-16:30

Roundtable III: Climate change impacts and state fragility

Facilitator: Prof. Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference

Keynote:
Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden

Response I:
Prof. Joseph Séka Séka, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development of Côte d'Ivoire

Response II:
Idrees Zaman, Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs of Afghanistan

Response III:
Ute Klamert, Assistant Executive Director, World Food Programme

Response IV:
Miroslav Jenča, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs

To be followed by Q&A /discussion with the audience

First intervention by Stéphane Dion, Ambassador of Canada of Germany

16:30-16:50 Coffee Break
16:50-17:45 Concluding panel discussion: Moving together towards transformational action for lasting peace

Facilitator: Claire Doole, MC and moderator

Input statements:

Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden
Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Ottmar Edenhofer, Director of Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Chitra Nagarajan, Expert on the conflict in the Lake Chad Basin

To include discussion with the audience

17:45-18:00

Closing remarks

Michael Roth, State Minister at the Federal Foreign Office

18:00-21:00 Evening reception and buffet in the International Club