Programme 2020 - Part I

BCSC 2020 has concluded. You can read the summary of Part I here and rewatch all sessions, including Part II, here.


June 24 - High-Level Political Segment
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Moderated by Daniela Schwarzer, Director, DGAP

14:45-15:00

Tuning In and Conference Overview

15:00-15:15

Why is the climate crisis a threat to international peace and security and how should the UNSC act?
Keynotes

Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Germany
Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, France
Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General

15:15-15:25

Climate-related security risks: a synthesis of the scientific evidence
Presentation

Prof. Ottmar Edenhofer, Director, PIK

15:25-16:25

How can the UNSC strengthen its response to climate-related threats to international peace and security?
Panel discussion with audience questions

Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Germany
Raychelle Awuor Omamo, Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Kenya
Ine Eriksen Søreide, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Norway
Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Prof. Johan Rockström, Director, PIK

16:25-16:30

Building Back Better for Peace in a Changing Climate
Concluding Remarks

Alexander Carius, Managing Director, adelphi

 


Full Programme

June 23 - State of the Art of Climate and Security
Moderated by Janani Vivekananda, adelphi

15:45-16:00 Tuning In and Conference Overview

16:00-16:15

Safeguarding Human Security in the Anthropocene
- The Global Climate Security Risk and Foresight Assessment
Opening Keynote

Prof. Johan Rockström, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

16:15-16:55

10 Insights on Climate Impacts and Peace
adelphi and PIK will launch the findings from a report on the state of the art on climate and security. 

- Launch Presentation
- Q&A: What next for climate and security?

Barbora Sedova, PIK
Benjamin Pohl, adelphi
Facilitator: Christian König, adelphi

16:55-17:25

Panel Discussion: Dealing with Complexity - Innovating Institutions
How do climate and security risks affect the core business of those agencies tasked to deal with existing societal challenges – such as hunger, displacement and humanitarian disasters – and how are they adapting to cope
?

Patrick Youssef, Regional Director, ICRC Africa
Sabine Starke, Government Partnerships Officer, WFP Berlin
Mehreen Afzal, Senior Policy Officer, UNHCR

17:25-17:35

Wrap-up of Day One

June 24 - Dispatches from the Field
Moderated by Lukas Rüttinger, adelphi

09:45-10:00

Tuning In and Conference Overview

10:00-11:30

Panel Discussion: Dispatches from the Field
Climate Security Expert Network members share climate-security risk insights from affected regions and discuss context-relevant responses. 

Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, Head of Special Projects, Institute for Security Studies: Climate Change, Conflict and Migration in Southern Africa and the Horn of Africa
Chitra Nagarajan, Independent Conflict Researcher: Climate Change and Security in Mali
Adriana Abdenur, Coordinator of the Peace & Security Divison, Igarapé Institute: A Latin American Overview
Oli Brown, Associate Fellow, Chatham House & the Geneva Centre for Security Policy; Senior advisor, TrustWorks Global: Discussant 

June 24 - High-Level Political Segment
Moderated by Daniela Schwarzer, Director, DGAP

14:45-15:00

Tuning In and Conference Overview

15:00-15:15

Why is the climate crisis a threat to international peace and security and how should the UNSC act?
Keynotes

Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Germany
Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, France
Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General

15:15-15:25

Climate-related security risks: a synthesis of the scientific evidence
Presentation

Prof. Ottmar Edenhofer, Director, PIK

15:25-16:25

How can the UNSC strengthen its response to climate-related threats to international peace and security?
Panel discussion with audience questions

Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Germany
Raychelle Awuor Omamo, Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Kenya
Ine Eriksen Søreide, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Norway
Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Prof. Johan Rockström, Director, PIK

16:25-16:30

Building Back Better for Peace in a Changing Climate
Concluding Remarks

Alexander Carius, Managing Director, adelphi

 

Statements by High-Level Representatives of Governments and International Organisations

Statements are available for viewing here.

 

Lionel Rouwen Aingimea, President, Nauru

A. K. Abdul Momen, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh

Miguel Vargas, Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dominican Republic

Urmas Reinsalu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Estonia

Simon Coveney TD, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland

Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Maldives

Sir Louis Straker, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden

Phạm Bình Minh, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Viet Nam

Peter Maurer, President, International Committee of the Red Cross

António Vitorino, Director General, International Organization for Migration

Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

Inger Andersen, Executive Director, UN Environment Programme

Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

David Beasley, Executive Director, World Food Programme