At 4pm CET on Friday 25th January 2019, the UN Security Council will hold an open debate addressing the impacts of climate-related disasters on international peace and security. President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic will chair the meeting, which will also include the participation of several member states at ministerial level.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published a new report on the geopolitical implications of the global energy transformation driven by renewables, which argues the transition is likely to diffuse power and reduce energy-related conflict.
The UK’s Ministry of Defence has launched a new report which places climate and related risks among the highest impact and certainty threats to defence and security. ‘The Future Starts Today’, the sixth edition of the Global Strategic Trends report, identifies increasing environmental stress as one of six key trends up to 2045 that require action.
This year, participants of the Planetary Security Conference will have a unique opportunity to play the Climate & Security Strategic Capability Game, a serious board game developed jointly by The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) and the Clingendael Institute.