Building on the high-level political Part I of BCSC 2020 and the launch of the Global Climate Security Risk and Foresight Assessment, Part II of the conference runs from September 7 to October 2. It brings together the climate-security community of practice and aims to inform policies and programming on the ground, including the Global Climate Security Risk and Foresight Assessment led by adelphi and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
The conference features a diverse and engaging programme of 22 partner-led online sessions, on themes selected to further the understanding of, and ability to address specific aspects of climate change and security which urgently need deeper exploration. Topics include how to better use data in climate security risk assessments, urban climate-security risks, integration of gender into responses to climate-security risks, and migration and displacement in the context of climate change and conflict. Events are hosted by adelphi, the Berghof Foundation, CCCPA, Chatham House, Clingendael, the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office, the German Red Cross, the International Development Law Organization, the IRC, the Munich Security Conference, PIK, the Red Cross Crescent Climate Centre, UNEP, and the UNSSC.
This event features Andrew Gilmour, Executive Director of the Berghof Foundation, and Janani Vivekananda, Senior Advisor at adelphi, in an intimate fireside chat. Moderated by renowned mediator and former diplomat Günther Baechler, they discussed why and how climate change and environmental considerations should be an integral part of conflict analysis and peacebuilding processes. The speakers’ vast experiences seeing first-hand the effects of climate change on conflict dynamics around the world allowed for an interesting and lively discussion about climate change in peacebuilding.
After the 30-minute conversation, the audience was invited to participate in a live Twitter chat with the speakers to ask questions and actively engage in a joint discussion.
Günther Baechler, Mediator and former Diplomat
Andrew Gilmour, Executive Director, Berghof Foundation
Janani Vivekananda, Senior Advisor, adelphi