Planetary Security Initiative: Strengthening the knowledge-policy interface of security and global environmental change

Planetary Security Initiative - Peace and Cooperation in Times of Climate Change and Global Environmental Challenges

Our world faces increasingly complex threats and risks – and climate change is key among them. A growing number of experts have shown the general nature of climate related risks and tracked their impact on politics, peace and conflict. Nonetheless there has been limited momentum to formulate policies to address these risks. This is partly because the risks are still underestimated and poorly understood in mainstream foreign and defence policy circles.

The Planetary Security Initiative (PSI), launched by The Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, aims to help remedy this problem, by enhancing political awareness and involvement on the climate security interface, building an inclusive community that is multi-lateral, multisector and multi-disciplinary, and creating a regular structural platform for global cooperation on planetary security. Through bringing together representatives of all levels of governance, academia, civil society, the private sector and the media, the project facilitates coordinated and timely responses to present and future threats to planetary security.

adelphi is part of a consortium of leading think tanks operating the Planetary Security Initiative (PSI). As such, adelphi is since 2016 designing and organising workshops at the annual conference, preparing background reports and facilitating the community of practice that the PSI brings together at both the annual conference as well as beyond at other important international events and regional consultations.

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