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Planetary security initiative

Mongolian herders combat consequences of climate change by using animal feed that is more resilient towards extreme weather changes.
Mongolian herders combat consequences of climate change by using animal feed that is more resilient towards extreme weather changes. Photo: Flickr / Asian Development Bank

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 comprising Clingendael Institute, adelphi, the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS), the Institute for Environmental Security (IES) and SIPRI. The initiative is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and will run for three years.

The Planetary Security Initiative has three major objectives:

  • Enhance political awareness of and involvement in the climate-security nexus,
  • Build an inclusive community that is multi-lateral, multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary, and
  • Create a regular structural platform for global cooperation.

A core activity in the Planetary Security Initiative is an annual conference in the Hague. The first conference was held on 23 November 2015 and the second conference on 56 December 2016.

Research staff

Dr Malin Mobjörk is a Senior Researcher in the SIPRI Security and Development Programme.