Climate and Security


The effects of climate change also threaten international security. The agenda of politicians working in foreign and security policy covers conflict-related risks as well as climate diplomacy’s potential for conflict and crisis prevention. In this regard, adelphi compiles regional and sectoral risk analyses for international organisations and governments. Moreover, adelphi has operated the “Environment, Conflict and Cooperation” platform for over a decade, the largest information portal on this issue worldwide. Subsequent projects investigate the questions of how climate change can be anchored into bilateral and multilateral dialogues, which possibilities for climate diplomacy should be supported in tandem with international negotiations and which narratives are dominant in this field. Last but not least, adelphi is developing methods for use in conflict-sensitive programmes, methods which implementing organisations can use for the early recognition of confrontations resulting from climate change and to counteract potentially violent developments.

Our team working on this topic