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The Hague Declaration on Planetary Security was launched to support concrete steps to advance in the six action areas outlined in the Declaration. Ahead of the Planetary Security Conference 2019 we developed a new website that covers progress regarding the 6 action areas of the Hague Declaration on Planetary Security. Until 15 March 2019 you can still submit the contributions of your organization in this field.
During the Planetary Security Conference 2019 Friends of Europe created a DebateSecurityPlus section on the climate security nexus. Jamie Shea sat down with Rear Admiral Ann Phillips, (ret.) US Navy, General Tom Middendorp, former Chief of Defence in the Netherlands and Sherri Goodman, Senior Strategist at the Center for Climate and Security
The UK’s House of Commons debated climate change this week for the first time in two years, stimulated by school strikes which took place across the country on 15th February. Among the concerns raised were the security risks emanating from climate change and environmental degradation.
Under the theme #Doable, the Planetary Security Conference 2019 focused on concrete action that can support the mitigation and adaption to the consequences of the climate security nexus. From the outset the media was identified as a key actor in making the shift from awareness to action and a focus was set on including journalism as an essential aspect of doable solutions. This article provides an overview of the main articles published in light of the conference as well as the work of the different media representatives.