The Hague, 26 April 2016
Water scarcity, potential conflict, natural disasters and climate risk planning were among topics addressed at The Hague Roundtable on Climate and Security, hosted by H.E. Mr. Franz Josef Kremp, Ambassador of Germany, on 26 April 2016.This was the third meeting in an ongoing international dialogue, following meetings at the Embassy of France in October 2015 and the Embassy of the United States in May 2015.
Participants at this event included Ambassadors from France, Germany and Morocco, representatives of Algeria, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Sudan, Tunisia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as NGOs and educational institutions.
The Roundtable is a platform for embassy representatives and involved organisations to identify opportunities for positive global cooperation on climate and security issues.The meetings also serve as an ongoing dialogue and a contact point to increase engagement in global initiatives such as the COP Climate Change Conferences and the Planetary Security Conference in The Hague.
The Hague Roundtable on Climate & Security is an independent forum to promote international cooperation in adapting to climate risks to human well-being, sustainable development, peace and political stability. Created in 2015, participants from representatives of governments and organizations share information and strategies in adaptation regarding water resources, natural disasters, sea level rise, migration, potential conflict and stability of fragile states.