Opportunities for positive global cooperation
The Hague, 25 October 2016
The fourth meeting of The Hague Roundtable on Climate and Security was held at the Embassy of Canada to the Netherlands on 25 October 2016. Canadian Embassy Chargé d' affaires, Ms Gallit Dobner, welcomed representatives of 15 countries and 8 organisations who discussed cooperation on water resources, the role of the military in humanitarian missions, and global platforms of climate and security interaction –including the Planetary Security Conference and COP 22.The meeting was moderated by Matt Luna and Wouter Veening of the Institute for Environmental Security (IES).
The Roundtable meeting series is a local platform with global outreach for embassy representatives and involved organisations to identify opportunities for positive global cooperation on climate and security issues. An initiative of the Institute for Environmental Security, the Roundtables also serve as an ongoing dialogue and a contact point to increase engagement in global initiatives such as the Planetary Security Conference in The Hague and COPs.
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.