There is increasing evidence that climate change is undermining livelihoods, food and water security in rural and urban areas around the world, thereby acting as a “risk multiplier” in fragile and conflict-prone situations. The conference explores how more comprehensive climate-security risk assessments could help in creating a forward-looking and preventative foreign and security policy, and offers a space to discuss the role that the international community, and the UN Security Council in particular, can and should take in this respect, including during Germany’s membership of the UN Security Council in 2020.
After launching the Berlin Call for Action in 2019 and working to increase the momentum for decisive action to address climate-related drivers of conflict and instability, this is the second iteration of this event. From September 7 to October 2, the second part of the BCSC 2020 reflected on how more comprehensive risk assessments could support forward-looking and preventative foreign and security policy.
The Berlin Climate and Security Conferences are hosted by the German Federal Foreign Office, in partnership with adelphi and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
Further relevant links:
- Watch recordings of BCSC 2020 - Part I here.
- Watch high-level statements for the BCSC 2020 - Part Ihere.
- Download the summary of BCSC 2020 - Part IIhere.
- Watch recordings of BCSC 2020 Part IIhere.
- Download the summary of BCSC 2019 here.
- Watch the BEST OF, as well as expert and high-level interviews at BCSC 2019here.