As a consortium partner of the Planetary Security Initiative (PSI), SIPRI played a key role in the third-annual Planetary Security Conference, held in The Hague, 12–13 December. The goal of the conference was to strengthen the knowledge-policy interface by consolidating the community of practice on planetary security.
SIPRI Director Dan Smith moderated the opening plenary session, ‘From Analysis to Action: Climate Security, Migration and Urbanisation’, as well as a special session, ‘UN Security Council: what role for action on Climate-Security risks?’
Watch the opening plenary session here.
Furthermore, SIPRI, together with E3G and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), held a roundtable workshop, ‘The Role of multilateral frameworks and reform in addressing climate security and “sustaining peace”’. Dr Malin Mobjörk, Director of SIPRI’s Climate Change and Risk Programme, was a keynote speaker in the discussions, and Dr Amiera Sawas, Researcher in the Climate Change and Risk Project, was a participant.
About the Planetary Security Conference and the Initiative
The Planetary Security Initiative was launched by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2015. Since spring 2016 it has been operated by a consortium led by Clingendael Institute, alongside Adelphi, the Center for Climate and Security, the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies and SIPRI.