Germany is set to hold a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council in 2019 and 2020 and has announced that “climate fragility” will be one of the key issues they wish to prioritise during their term.
On the initiative of the Netherlands, a new international climate committee will start next month. This “Global Commission on Adaptation” will be dedicated to convince countries worldwide to face and adapt to the consequences of climate change. The Minister, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, announced that former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Bill Gates, and the World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva will lead this committee.
Cette note de politique propose un aperçu succinct de la façon dont le lien entre la sécurité et le climat est apparu dans l’agenda politique de l’UE, sa pertinence dans deux cas de priorité politique – Irak et Mali – et comment les politiques et instruments d’action extérieure de l’UE pourraient aider à réduire les risques climatiques.
The transnational character of climate-related security risks often goes beyond the capacity of national governments to respond adequately. A newly published study by SIPRI shows that, in various ways, climate-related security risks have found their way into the policy frameworks and institutional discourse of many regional institutions.