Next Planetary Security Conference 2019: Help us identify key action areas!

The next Planetary Security Conference (PSC) will take place in The Hague on 19-20 February 2019. Under the theme #Doable, the conference will focus on what can be done on the ground. To optimise its outcome, we are asking you to share your experience and your expert opinion!


The fourth Planetary Security Conference (PSC) in February 2019 will focus on the contribution of land and climate policies to peace, urban risks and instability and geopolitics of energy transition. In particular, four areas will be spotlight regions where climate-security is pressing. These are Iraq, Mali, Lake Chad and the Caribbean island states. Furthermore, the conference aims to review of progress made on climate-security relating to the Hague Declaration on Planetary Security. It is set under the theme ‘#Doable’ and wants to make an impact with ideas for practical and pragmatic deliverables. The collected ideas will be feed into the UN Climate Summit in New York in September 2019.

Ongoing survey to collate key areas in climate-security action

adelphi is part of the consortium implementing of leading think tanks operation at the 4th Planetary Security Conference. In this role, we would like to ask for your expert opinion in order to capture the progress made in climate security since the launch of the Hague Declaration on Planetary Security. By completing this survey you can help us to collate key areas of progress in climate-security action. You also have the possibility to share your examples, best practices and lessons learned on climate-security actions and contribute to our collective learning progress. The results of the review will be presented at PSC 2019.

About the Planetary Security Conference

The Planetary Security Conference (PSC) is the key global event on climate change and security, bringing together high-level policymakers, experts and practitioners to explore concrete actions on development, foreign and security policy to address interlinked climate-security risks in a holistic way. The previous editions were attended by over 300 representatives from more than 70 countries.

The last PSC in December 2017 saw the launch of the Hague Declaration on Planetary Security. Signed by over 100 high level signatories and setting out a shared agenda for action on climate-security, the declaration was the first ever call to action to address climate change and security and included the following six action areas: institutional home for climate security, enhancing coordination on migration, urban resilience, joint risk assessment in Lake Chad, climate and conflict sensitive development in Mali, and support sustainable water strategies in Iraq.