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Planetary Security Conference 2019: #Doable
19 - 20 Feb 2019
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Introduction

This high level conference was organised by the Planetary Security Initiative and on invitation only. For the conference programme click here. 

The conference was for policymakers, experts and practitioners from the diplomacy, defence and development sector. It has become the prime high-level meeting place to address how our planet can become more peaceful by tackling security risks emanating from climate change and other environmental stresses.

The conference put a thematic focus on contribution of land and climate policies to peace, urban risks and instability, geopolitics of energy transition. Iraq, Lake Chad, Mali and the Caribbean Small Island Developing States will be spotlight regions to illustrate possible ways forward in addressing these themes.

Watch the plenary sessions of the Planetary Security Conference: 

  • Opening plenary with a.o. Sigrid Kaag, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation in the Netherlands and Monika Sie, general director Clingendael Institute.
  • Closing plenary with a.o. Stef Blok, Minister of Foreign Affairs in The Netherlands.
Dutch minister Trade and DC Sigrid Kaag during PSI Conference 2019
Dutch minister of Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag during her keynote address

 

Minister of FA Stef Blok during PSI Conference 2019
Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok engaged in debate with participants

Underpinning the conference was the Hague Declaration on Planetary Security. There was a critical review of progress on the six objectives of the Agenda for Action set out in the Declaration. Throughout the conference, commitments and practical measures to alleviate climate-related security risks was garnered to catalyse action on the ground and seek more relevant policy adjustments in 2019.

The conference flyer is available in English and in French.
The photostream of the conference can be viewed here.