Luxembourg calls for security and defence policy expansion 

June 18 - 2021
  • NATO
  • EU
  • Luxembourg
  • Adaption
  • Mitigation
A new article by Luxembourg Minister of Defence Francois Bausch discusses key policy recommendations for NATO and the EU in order to better integrate green considerations and climate-proofing the defence and military sectors.

Climate Security Practice Spotlight - UN Peacekeeping in Mali

May 11 - 2021
  • Mali
  • Climate security practice
  • climate security
  • UN
The MINUSMA UN intervention in Mali has been forced to confront the climatic causes of much of the violent unrest in Mali as unpredictable weather patterns and land stress begin to take their toll. To maintain the peace, MINUSMA has implemented a number of climate security practices alongside their traditional peacekeeping operations.

Announcement of an EU-India Connectivity Partnership

May 11 - 2021
  • energy transition
  • European Union
  • India
  • Belt Road Initiative
On the 8th May 2021, the European Union and India held a closed-door virtual summit, amidst a devastating second wave of COVID-19 that is currently crippling India.

Adaptation Recommendations for Climate Induced Displacement in Somalia

May 06 - 2021
  • somalia
  • climate security
  • migration
A new report from the international organisation for migration sets out the dangers that climate change poses to human security in Somalia through its ability to displace people from their livelihoods. It sets out a number of recommendations to integrate these people in society and adapt to the ill effects of climate change.
Tessa Terpstra, a deputy director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, talks to PSI about her experiences of climate security in the MENA region and where she sees its' future.

Iraq's Growing Desertification Problem

May 04 - 2021
  • Iraq
  • climate change adaptation
Dr. Rana Alfardan of Iraq's Southern Technical University writes on Iraq's growing problem with desertification and possible solutions to it.

Climate Security Practice Spotlight – Crops and Cows, the Marial Bai Peace Initiative

April 30 - 2021
  • climate security
  • South Sudan
  • Climate security practice
South Sudan's already poor security situation has long been exacerbated by weather influenced farmer-herder conflicts. A community peace project involving VNG International shows how proper stakeholder engagment can help to sustain peace between farmers and herders, even as weather patterns are changing.