Climate for Peace Initiative

Spearheaded by Germany and the G7, the multilateral initiative promotes, coordinates and advances concrete projects on the ground to address the gap between strong political rhetoric and action, further the progress generated by current joint initiatives and ensures climate security is a local and national priority. Climate for Peace promotes active exchange of information, experience and best practices, coordinates available resources and needs and administers a platform for joint projects and lessons learnt that can advance efficiency and effectiveness of existing activities while also enabling new ones. adelphi supports the initiative through its capacity as secretariat.

The launch of the Climate, Environment, Peace and Security Declaration and Initiative. Top row, from left to right: H.E. Aibek Moldogaziev, H.E. Suzi Carla Barbosa, H.E. Johanna Sumuvuori, H.E. Patricia Danzi, H.E. Hassoumi Massaoudou, H.E. Erling Rimestad. Bottom row, from left to right: H.E. Eamon Ryan, H.E. Jan Lipavský, H.E. François Bausch, H.E. Annalena Baerbock, H.E. Hermann Immongault, H.E. Jennifer Morgan, H.E. Khadiija Maxamed Al Makhzoumin.

Climate for Peace promotes and coordinates interlinkages between different projects and approaches within the climate and security agenda at different levels (international, regional, local). The initiative builds on the “The Hague Declaration on Planetary Security”, the “Berlin Call for Action on Climate and Security” and the work of the UN Group of Friends on Climate and Security.

The Climate, Environment, Peace and Security Declaration was endorsed by the G7 Foreign Ministers in May 2022 and was subsequently launched in October 2022 during the Berlin Climate and Security Conference as the Climate for Peace Initiative.

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C4P identifies learnings from shared experiences, good practices that can be scaled up and what should not be replicated. To ensure climate security programming meets criteria for efficacy, actively creates synergies between projects and does not undermine other efforts, members have also committed to the seven-point agenda for action.

Seven-point agenda for action

1. Aligning ambition and action

Aligning our policies and practices as a whole-of-government response to better understand and address peace and security implications of climate change; to fulfil the Paris Agreement and outcomes thereunder, including the Glasgow Climate Pact, as well as international environmental commitments, and conserve or protect at least 30 percent of our land and oceans by 2030, including terrestrial and inland waters and coastal and marine areas, notably pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C and to halt and reverse biodiversity loss;

2. Mobilising climate/biodiversity finance for peace

Supporting those states and regions whose stability and peace are most affected by climate- and environment-related risks; mobilizing climate and biodiversity finance, while promoting resilience, gender equality, conflict prevention, peace and capacity-building in affected regions. This includes scaling up finance for adaptation in line with the Glasgow call to at least double the collective provision of adaptation finance from 2019 levels by 2025, in the context of achieving a balance between mitigation and adaptation in the provision of scaled-up financial resources, recalling Article 9, paragraph 4, of the Paris Agreement;

3. Climate security risk-informed resilience and adaptation

Improving resilience and adaptation in the face of climatic and environmental change (and the wider security, economic, humanitarian, environmental and societal challenges it creates) globally by bringing climate security and environmental risk assessment, climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and nature-based solutions into the heart of our operations, in addition to mitigation efforts, and utilizing data-driven, science-based, and comprehensive multisectoral approaches/analytical insights;

4. Climate security risk-informed peace

Collaborating to improve operational responses to support stability and peace by firmly integrating climate change and environmental degradation and their impacts into early warning, mediation, peace-keeping and other peace support operations, in order to promote resilience and to avoid a vicious cycle where climate change and environmental degradation worsen drivers of conflict, which in turn increases vulnerability to climate change and environmental degradation impacts;

5. Knowledge and experience sharing

Sharing experience and expertise (internationally and across national and subnational government departments) to shape and deliver coordinated policies and practices that are inclusive, context and conflict-sensitive, gender-responsive, and tailored to local conditions and needs of stakeholders;

6. Cooperation through dialogue

Advancing coherent and complementary approaches around climate, environment, peace and security and facilitating multilateral collaboration, for example through a regular meeting of supporting actors from governments and international organizations to civil society and the private sector, for example at the Berlin Climate and Security Conference;

7. Political leadership

Assuring that the risks to stability and peace posed by climate change biodiversity loss and environmental degradation, as well as climate mitigation and adaptation, are raised to the highest levels of government.

The initiative pools the needs and resources of committed countries in the field of climate, environment, peace and security, thereby creating synergies and facilitating exchange. The discussion and implementation of concrete, possibly joint projects is central to the initiative. Climate for Peace gives the participating countries space to exchange experiences, present and discuss project ideas, make needs clear, support each other financially and match the supply and demand for implementing projects. It is a truly global endeavour that focuses on the experiences and needs of affected countries.

Projects

Peace Pillar_Bay of Bengal

PP_DRR LDC

PP_Yemen

PP_Infrastructure Somalia

PP_Nigeria Middle Belt

PP_NATO CCASCOE

PP_Northwest Nigeria

PP_OSCE SE Europe

PP_Powering peace climate action

PP_Iraq

PP_Sustainable early warning

PP_Youth Helsinki Forum

PP_WPS Ethiopia

PP_WPS Iraq

PP_WPS Kenya

PP_WPS Mali

 

 

Members: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, EU, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Guinea Bissau, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Niger, Norway, Romania, Somalia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.

 

Interested parties (countries, organisations, initiatives) can join the Climate for Peace Initiative with a notification from the respective country that includes the designation of a concrete project to be discussed, implemented or financed within the Climate for Peace framework and a working level contact person (POC) to Nora Löhle, Senior Policy Advisor at the German Federal Foreign Office, at 408-1@diplo.de.

For further information, please contact:

German Federal Foreign Office

Nora Löhle, Senior Policy Advisor, Climate & Security Division

408-1@diplo.de 

 

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