Focusing on Extreme Weather Disasters


The Hague, 12 September 2019

The 10th meeting of The Hague Roundtable on Climate & Security held on 12 September 2019 was devoted to Extreme Weather Disasters: Resilience, Cooperation and Forecasting – with a view on more intense and frequent storms in the Caribbean, and connected expertise on Asia and Africa.

More than 80 participants from more than 30 countries and 25 organizations met at the German Residence in The Hague to strategize on cooperation action facing Extreme Weather Disasters: Resilience, Forecasting & Cooperation. 

Head of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Ronald Jackson, joined the meeting by video to report on recovery missions in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian, and what is needed to build future resilience. 

Speakers and panelists at the Roundtable included:

•    Jamie Shea, Senior Fellow, Friends of Europe, Brussels / Sec. Gen. of GMACCC /  Former Deputy Assistant Secretary Genenral for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO)

•    Michaela Spaeth, Director for Energy and Climate Policy, German Federal Foreign Office

•    Maarten van Aalst, Director, Red Cross Climate Centre / Professor of Spatial Resilience for Disaster Risk Reduction, University of Twente

•    Ann Vaughan, Mercy Corps, Advocacy Lead / Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance

For more information, a report of the meeting and video recap visit the website of The Hague Roundtable on Climate & Security