Climate, Peace and Stability: Weathering Risk Through COP and Beyond

2 November 2021
Online

This high-level side event at COP26 will set out an evidence-based, coherent narrative on climate, peace and stability. Hosted by Germany, adelphi and the Munich Security Conference (MSC), with Luxembourg, Nauru, and the United Arab Emirates, the event aims to build on multilateral momentum to establish leadership and guiding principles for climate action which can advance peace and stability. Access: https://weatheringrisk.org/en/event/climate-peace-and-stability-weathering-risk-through-cop-and-beyond

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2 November 2021, 15:30-17:00 GMT

The event will feature a short input from an expert briefer, followed by a moderated roundtable discussion on future risks and pragmatic solutions to address the nexus between climate, peace, and stability. 

Moderator

Briefer

  • Martha Pobee, Assistant Secretary-General for Africa in the Departments of Political and Peacebuilding, United Nations (tbc)

Speakers

  • Mariam Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, United Arab Emirates
  • François Bausch, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Luxemburg
  • Evarist Bartolo, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Malta
  • Miguel Berger, State Secretary, German Federal Foreign Office
  • Ali Bety, High Commissioner of the 3N Initiative, Niger
  • Gillian Caldwell, Climate Change Coordinator and Deputy Assistant Administrator, USA
  • Rennier Gadabu, Minister for Climate Change, Nauru 
  • Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Robert Mardini, Director-General, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Raychelle Omamo, Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Kenya
  • Helga Maria Schmid, Secretary General, OSCE
  • Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General, NATO (Video statement available here)
  • Ben Wallace, Secretary of State for Defense, UK

To be confirmed:

  • Abdoulaye Diop, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mali
  • High level representatives from Gabon and Colombia

Find out more about the event here.

Download the event summary.

Why the Peace Perspective matters at COP26

Janani Vivekananda, Head of Programme for Climate Diplomacy & Security at adelphi, explains why COP26 is an important venue for integrating a peace perspective into climate action.