Climate-related events left no region unaffected in 2018. These events demonstrate how climate change impacts are worsening. Despite increased geopolitical tensions that seem to undermine the Agenda 2030 or the Paris Agreement, global and regional organisations have been able to achieve some progress in addressing and mitigating climate-related security risks. This report, prepared for the Planetary Security Conference taking place in The Hague on 19-20 February 2019, feeds into the conversation by sketching the past year’s trends in relation to climate and security.
Assisted by Rickard Söder and Mikaela Wang, authors Dan Smith, Malin Mobjörk, Florian Krampe and Karolina Eklöw review the progress made in global and regional organisations on addressing and mitigating climate-related security risks despite the turmoil in global politics at large. It builds on the two previous progress reports for the Planetary Security Initiative (PSI). The report focuses on progress in the UN and in regional intergovernmental organisations, both showcasing achievements and highlighting new challenges.
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.
The photostream of the Planetary Security Conference 2019 #doable can be viewed here.