Planetary Security Conference 2017
12 Dec - 13 Dec 2017

This event is fully booked. For the complete programme and information, please visit the website of the Planetary Security Initiative. The conference is upon personal invitation only. However, we encourage anyone with a keen interest to please contact for further information on attending the conference.

The Planetary Security Initiative organises its third annual Planetary Security Conference with the theme "From Analysis to Action".

Our world faces increasingly complex threats and risks – and climate change is key among them. A growing number of experts have shown the general nature of climate related risks and tracked their impact on politics, peace and conflict. The United Nations, the World Economic Forum, NATO, the European Union and many governments have all acknowledged climate change as a challenge to human security and international security. Nonetheless there has been limited momentum to formulate policies to address these risks. This is partly because the risks are still underestimated and poorly understood in mainstream foreign and defence policy circles.

The Planetary Security Initiative aims to help remedy this problem – increase awareness, to deepen knowledge, and to develop and promote policies and good practice guidance to help governments, the private sector and international institutions better secure peace and cooperation in times of climate change and global environmental challenges.

The goal of the conference is to strengthen the knowledge-policy interface by consolidating the community of practice on planetary security. The conference will include lectures by different speakers as well as workshops. It will also be supported by a number of complementary activities such as:

  • Strategic consultations at important international events and regional consultative meetings;
  • Publications and media outreach on planetary security issues and solutions.