This report on food crises gives estimates of the level of severe hunger faced by various countries in the world. Last year, conflict and extreme climate events have been the main drivers of food shocks. The acute food shortages in many countries, are directly tied to the lack of harvests which is influenced by lack of rain in some countries while others have been overrun by floods, and hurricanes in others. The short term estimate for 2018 suggests that conflict and enduring weather conditions will continue to contribute to the acute food crises in many regions.
The upcoming German non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council in 2019 and 2020 should follow the path already established by the Netherlands and Sweden thus maintaining climate security on the agenda. Other developments happened with a new resolution on AMISOM, the UNSC mandated AU mission in Somali, a new Presidential Statement by the Security Council on the UNOWAS mandate and the Pacific Island Forum issued a presidential statement for the appointment of a special envoy for climate security at the General-Secretariat.
A new report published by IISD explores how the accelerating energy transition will affect security and conflict within the larger context of sustainable development. This transitioning requires countries to adopt green energy technologies that are profoundly dependent on mineral and metal inputs, ergo inextricably linking them to the mining industry.
This conference will discuss a new report by the Planetary Security Initiative that aims to assess, by setting out a stakeholder mapping, to what extent landscape restoration initiatives (potentially) address migration and security objectives in Africa.