The 52nd Munich Security Conference will take place from 12 to 14 February 2016. It will bring together heads of state and government, foreign and defense ministers, international and non-governmental organizations, as well as representatives of industry, media, academia, and civil society to discuss key security policy issues. Topics this year include the war in Syria, the refugee catastrophe and the crisis of the European security order.
The international year of 2015 saw an unparalleled degree of international decisions and norm creation. The summit outcomes of Paris and New York are major milestones in the international cooperation on solving the climate crisis, in addressing development patterns that undermine global and local environmental capacities, in fighting against poverty, hunger and inequalities.
The online course "Climate Change Diplomacy: Negotiating Effectively under the UNFCCC" aims at enhancing the participants' understanding of the global climate change policy framework. It includes modules on the science, causes and impacts of climate change, climate change mitigation and adaptation, the history of the policy making process and the UNFCCC framework, and the follow-up of COP21 and future climate agreements.
Announced at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the UNFCCC, Climate Action 2016 will convene government, business and municipal leaders, civil society and academia to maintain momentum for multi-stakeholder climate implementation.
This conference is expected to lead to major progress in climate change adaptation, and fosters an exchange of innovative and practical ideas, experiences and insights among governments, businesses, researchers and civil society from around the world. The conference will examine and discuss the latest adaptation research, as well as have an Adaptation Practice Expo and Business Fair, which will include stands, matchmaking facilities and signing ceremonies, and showcase cutting edge adaptation projects.
The COP21 side event Climate Security and Resilience – The Way Forward on Friday 11 December from 12:00 to 1:30 pm in the German Pavilion will discuss potential activities by governments, multilateral institutions and initiatives to effectively address risks of instability and conflict stemming from climate change.
The Understanding Risk and Finance conference represents a global forum for policy makers and financial sector experts to discuss effective strategies and approaches in mitigating the socio-economic, fiscal, and financial impacts of disasters.
The conference provides an international platform for high level policy makers and experts working on the threats posed to security, stability and development by climate change, environmental degradation and resource scarcity.
This OSCE Security Days event will provide a forum to discuss the security risks associated with climate change as well as the security benefits of climate change mitigation and adaptation. It will also identify successful approaches to integrating security considerations into climate change policies.
The Grantham Research Institute, in collaboration with the Department of Geography and Environment (LSE), will host a public lecture featuring Professor Scott Barrett, Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics at Columbia University. Professor Barrett is a leading scholar on transnational and global challenges, ranging from climate change to disease eradication. In this lecture he will examine the economics of the Paris Climate Summit in December.