Statements & Presentations

Session 1: Opening of the Conference

 
Introduction by Moderator: Mr Alexander Verbeek, Founder, Institute for Planetary Security / Associate, Stockholm Environment Institute / Former Strategic Policy Advisor, Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
 
Welcome by Mr Viwanou Gnassounou, Assistant Secretary General - Sustainable Economic Development and Trade, African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States
 
Opening Remarks by Mr Jörgen Talkop, Counsellor for Environmental Affairs, Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU
 
Presentation by Ms Elina Bardram, Head of Unit, International and Inter-Institutional Relations, DG Climate Action, European Commission / Chief EU Negotiator, COP23
 
Presentation by Mr Andrew Light, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Global Climate Program, World Resources Institute - WRI / Former Senior Adviser and India Counselor to the U.S. Special Envoy on Climate Change
 
Session 2: Assessing the Risks of Climate Change and Promoting Regional Cooperation for Peace in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific
 
Introduction by Moderator: Mr Wouter Veening, President, Institute for Environmental Security – IES
 
Statement on Africa by H.E. Johnson Weru, Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to the EU / Chair, Sub-Committee for Sustainable Development, African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States -ACP
 

Presentation on the Caribbean by Ms. Sharlene Shillingford- Mcklmon, Chargé d’ Affaires, Embassies of the Eastern Caribbean States and Missions to the European Union

Presentation on the Pacific by Admiral Chris Barrie, AC, RAN (ret), Honorary Professor, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Coral Bell School of Asia-Pacific Affairs, Australian National University / Former Chief of the Defence Force (CDF), Australia
 
Session 3: Presentations of Featured International Initiatives
 
Introduction by Moderator:  Ms Esra Buttanri, Head of Environmental Co-operation Unit, Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - OSCE
 
 
 
 
Session 4: Enhancing the Role of International Organisations in Climate Diplomacy
 
Introduction by Moderator: Mr Alexander Verbeek, Founder, Institute for Planetary Security / Associate, Stockholm Environment Institute / Former Strategic Policy Advisor, Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
 
Presentation by Dr Niklas Bremberg, Research Fellow, Swedish Institute of International Affairs
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Statement by Mr Ernst Peter Fischer, Deputy Director-General for Globalisation, Energy and Climate Policy, Federal Foreign Office, Germany
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Statement by Mr Jo Leinen , Member of the European Parliament, Germany / Member, GLOBE EU
 
Statement by Ms Kitty van der Heijden, Director, Europe and Africa, World Resources Institute – WRI
 
Session 5: Enhancing the Role of the Security Community in Climate Diplomacy
 
Introduction by Moderator: Mr Alexander Verbeek, Founder, Institute for Planetary Security / Associate, Stockholm Environment Institute / Former Strategic Policy Advisor, Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
 
Statement by Lieutenant General Tariq Waseem Ghazi (Ret), Former Defense Secretary, Government of Pakistan / Member, Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change - GMACCC
 
Statement by Mr Marc Giacomini , Director, Deputy Managing Director Human Rights, Global and Multilateral Issues, European External Action Service – EEAS
 
Statment by Mr Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General, Emerging Security Challenges, NATO
 
Statement by Ambassador Vuk Žugić, Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - OSCE
 
Session 6: Closing of the Conference
 
Conclusions and Closing Remarks  by Mr Alexander Verbeek, Founder, Institute for Planetary Security / Associate, Stockholm Environment Institute / Former Strategic Policy Advisor, Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
 
Follow-up by the Brussels Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy by Mr Ronald A. Kingham, Director, Environment & Development Resource Centre  - EDRC / Programme Coordinator, Institute for Planetary Security / Senior Advisor and Brussels Liaison, Institute for Environmental Security - IES
 

International Conference

 “Enhancing Climate Diplomacy in a Changing Political Environment” 

New Opportunities for Cooperation among International Organisations

on Climatic Threats to

International, National, Human and Environmental Security 

Brussels - 20 November 2017