The Hague Declaration on Planetary Security

With this declaration, we set out an Agenda for Action for the community of practice on Planetary Security. The Agenda for Action builds upon and seeks to contextualize the priority themes and geographic regions of the 2017 Planetary Security Conference. By signing the declaration you support concrete steps to address climate-related security challenges.

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The Netherlands places water on UN Security Council agenda
The contribution of water scarcity to conflict is often underestimated. According to Minister Kaag “water scarcity or an excess of water does not only pose an acute threat to society, but it can lead to violent conflicts and increased migration." Taking the Lake Chad crisis as an example, The Netherlands will devote explicit attention to water-security at the UN Security Council in New York.
Small island states bringing climate change to the UN Security Council
This policy brief discusses how climate change related security challenges facing small island states have been addressed by the UN Security Council. Rising sea level poses a direct threat to their existence and intensified hurricanes resulted in chaos in the Carribean in 2017. This also has repercussions for international peace and security. Steps forward and alternatives are identified for addressing this agenda.
Interview on Climate-Security at the UN Security Council
Prof. Ken Conca, Professor for International Relations at the American University, shares his view on the problems the UN Security Council faces in incorporating global climate-related security threats.