The group also agreed on the importance of broadening the information exchange to also involve civil society engaged in awareness raising and policy research groups - as well as on the value of linking the Brussels Dialogue with meetings of The Hague Roundtable on Climate and Security and with the annual conferences of the Planetary Security Initiative.
The 2017 Conference and Beyound
The third meeting was held on 28 June 2017 at the ACP Secretariat where participants began preparations for the first BDCD international conference which was held there on 20 November and involving a wider constituency of other organisations, governments, NGOs, think-tanks, enterprises and the media.
The Core Group held its 4th meeting at the UNEP Brussels Liaison Office on 18 September where there was a presentation on “Planetary Security Challenges - Where do we go together from here?” by Alexander Verbeek, Founder, Institute for Planetary Security / Associate, Stockholm Environment Institute / Former Strategic Policy Advisor, Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands.
The first BDCD international conference was held at the ACP Secretariat on 20 November 2017. Entitled "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” the conference involved over 100 participants from international and regional intergovernmental organisations, EU institutions, national governments and embassies, research organisations and think tanks, NGOs, businesses and the media.
The purpose of the conference was to highlight action by regional and international intergovernmental bodies and seek opportunities for increased cooperation between and among them to enhance climate diplomacy as a means to address climatic threats to international, national, human and environmental security.
Regular meetings of the BDCD continued to be held after the conference including:
BDCD 5: 9 March 2018 at the NATO-Parliamentary Assembly
BDCD 6: 28 June 2018 at the European Commission’s Albert Borschette Conference Centre
BDCD 7: 27 September 2018 at the European External Action Service
Go to EVENTS for further information on these and other meetings involving the dialogue partners.