Building on the high-level political Part I of BCSC 2020 and the launch of the Global Climate Security Risk and Foresight Assessment, Part II of the conference runs from September 7 to October 2. It brings together the climate-security community of practice and aims to inform policies and programming on the ground, including the Global Climate Security Risk and Foresight Assessment led by adelphi and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
The conference features a diverse and engaging programme of 22 partner-led online sessions, on themes selected to further the understanding of, and ability to address specific aspects of climate change and security which urgently need deeper exploration. Topics include how to better use data in climate security risk assessments, urban climate-security risks, integration of gender into responses to climate-security risks, and migration and displacement in the context of climate change and conflict. Events are hosted by adelphi, the Berghof Foundation, CCCPA, Chatham House, Clingendael, the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office, the German Red Cross, the International Development Law Organization, the IRC, the Munich Security Conference, PIK, the Red Cross Crescent Climate Centre, UNEP, and the UNSSC.
This workshop offers a glimpse at efforts to build community resilience to climate change and conflict in the Pacific region. Particular attention is paid to efforts in preventing conflict arising from food and water insecurity and from the displacement of coastal communities.
• Laura Davis, Senior Associate, Gender, Peace and Security, European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO)
• Coral Pasisi, Senior Advisor to Director General, The Pacific Community
• Kate Higgins, Pacific Projects Manager, Conciliation Resources
• Kevin Petrini, Team Leader for Resilience and Sustainable Development and Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP in the Pacific