About us

Climate change affects human security and can increase conflict risk. This issue gained prominence on high level international diplomatic and security policy agendas. Yet still more needs to be done to address risks on the ground. The Planetary Security Initiative (PSI) aims to catalyse action in affected contexts. PSI sets out best practice, strategic entry points and new approaches to reducing climate-related risks to conflict and stability, thus promoting sustainable peace in a changing climate.  

The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched the PSI in 2015. Now operated by a consortium of leading think tanks.

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The objectives of the PSI are to:

  • Enhance political involvement in climate-security.
  • Strengthen the knowledge-policy interface by consolidating a global, cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary community of practice.
  • Develop and promote policies and good practice to support governments, the private sector and implementing agencies better securing peace in regions affected by climate change
  • Operate as a permanent platform for international cooperation on planetary security

The PSI is grateful to its partners providing (in-kind) support:

The Hague Municipality           Skoll Global Threats Fund  Logo European Climate Foundation      UN Environment    giz logo   american university of beirut international alert deltares center for american progress  iris  cordaid  wri  odi

Our media partner:

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The Consortium

The Planetary Security Initiative is implemented by five institutes making up the PSI Consortium:

  • Clingendael Institute – The Hague
  • Adelphi – Berlin
  • Center for Climate and Security – Washington, DC
  • Hague Centre for Strategic Studies – The Hague
  • Stockholm International Peace Research Institute – Stockholm

The Director of Outreach and Engagement of the Global Strategic Communications Council serves as an advisor in addition to the Advisory Board. PSI project lead is Louise van Schaik.