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.
The objective of this session is to discuss the roles, challenges and opportunities of including climate change impact considerations in conflict prevention and mediation processes. The format of this session involves the discussion of a case study by three speakers, including a policy mediation expert and a local peace mediator. The first part of the session provides an overview of key lessons learnt based on the experiences of each speaker. In the second part, participants are given the opportunity to engage in an interactive dialogue with the panellists.
Ginevra Cucinotta, Learning Portfolio Manager, United Nations System Staff College
• Gidon Bromberg, Israeli Director, EcoPeace Middle East
• Kulmiye Mohamed, Political Affairs Officer, Mediation Support Unit, Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA)
• Julie Raasten, Programme Officer, European Institute of Peace (EIP)