8th Meeting of The Hague Roundtable on Climate & Security

Adaptation to Climate Impacts

The Hague, 4 December 2018

Adaptation  to climate  impacts  is  becoming more  prominent  in  discussions  among  scientists and  diplomats –especially within  initiatives  that  may  offer  both  adaptation  and  mitigation benefits. 

The  Embassy  of  Vietnam  to  the  Netherlands hosted some 55 representatives from 22 countries and 14 organizations on 4 December 2018 as they shared strategies on adaptation to climate change in the 8th meeting of The Hague Roundtable. “We can’t do it (adaptation) alone” was a theme in discussions that examined existing and potential cooperation at national, regional and global levels. Key points were made in cooperation over water resources in the region, and it was highlighted that there are not absolute sustainable strategies in agricultural and development adaptation. New approaches need to be flexible upon implementation, while taking into account multiple and changing environmental factors, as well as a various groups of stakeholders.

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.