On 11 December, SIPRI’s Dr Florian Krampe participated at the UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 in Madrid and engaged in the GCCA+ (Global Climate Change Alliance Plus) session on ‘Climate and security-emerging trends and adaptive strategies’. Dr Krampe held a presentation based on the findings from two recent SIPRI publications, the Policy Paper Climate-related security risks and peacebuilding in Somalia and the Policy Brief Climate change, peacebuilding and sustaining peace. The event highlighted a growing interest in the topic of climate-related security risks.
On 4-5 December, prior to COP25, Dr Krampe also presented SIPRI’s research on climate security at a joint workshop in Brussels hosted by the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and the European Union. The workshop convened regional and sub-regional organisations engaging on mediation and conflict prevention discussing, among others, the interface between climate change, peace and security.
The Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+) is a EU initiative designed to help mainly Small Islands Developing States and Least Developed Countries increase their resilience to climate change. The GCCA+ also supports these countries in the implementation of their commitments resulting from the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change (COP21), in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the new European Consensus on Development.
More information about GCCA+ can be found on the alliance’s website.