Climate change affects human security and can increase conflict risk. This issue gained prominence on high level international diplomatic and security policy agendas. Yet still more needs to be done to address risks on the ground. The Planetary Security Initiative (PSI) aims to catalyse action in affected contexts. PSI sets out best practice, strategic entry points and new approaches to reducing climate-related risks to conflict and stability, thus promoting sustainable peace in a changing climate.
The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched the PSI in 2015. Now operated by a consortium of leading think tanks.
The objectives of the PSI are to:
- Enhance political involvement in climate-security.
- Strengthen the knowledge-policy interface by consolidating a global, cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary community of practice.
- Develop and promote policies and good practice to support governments, the private sector and implementing agencies better securing peace in regions affected by climate change
- Operate as a permanent platform for international cooperation on planetary security
The Planetary Security Conference is upon invitation only and seats are limited to 300 participants. Registration is on a first come first serve basis and the target audience consists of senior policy makers and diplomats working on the climate-security interface, as well as representatives from NGOs, research and the private sector. We aim to balance regional representation, gender and sectors (i.e. to bring in diplomacy, defense and development perspectives). For more information, please contact email@example.com.