On 11 December, SIPRI’s Dr Florian Krampe participated in the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 25) in Madrid and engaged in the Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+) session on ‘Climate and Security—Emerging Trends and Adaptive Strategies’. Dr Krampe held a presentation based on the findings from two recent SIPRI publications, the Policy Paper 'Climate-related Security Risks and Peacebuilding in Somalia' and the Policy Brief 'Climate Change, Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace'. The event highlighted a growing interest in the topic of climate-related security risks.
On 4–5 December, prior to COP25, Dr Krampe also presented SIPRI’s research on climate security at a joint workshop in Brussels hosted by the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and the European Union (EU). The workshop convened regional and subregional organizations engaging in mediation and conflict prevention to discuss, among other things, the interface between climate change, peace and security.
About Global Climate Change Alliance Plus
The GCCA+ is an EU initiative designed to help mainly Small Island Developing States and Least Developed Countries increase their resilience to climate change. The GCCA+ also supports these countries in the implementation of their commitments resulting from the 2016 Paris Agreement on Climate Change (COP21), in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the new European Consensus on Development.
More information about GCCA+ can be found on the Alliance’s website.