19 February 2019
The fourth edition of the Planetary Security Conference will take place in The Hague, the Netherlands on 19 and 20 February. The conference focuses on the reduction of security to prevent conflict, with environmental stress, such as water shortage, as a key topic.
Date: 19 – 20 February
Location: The Hague, the Netherlands
Organiser: Clingendael Institute
The fourth annual Planetary Security Conference (PSC 2019) will take place on 19 and 20 February 2019 in The Hague.
The conference is for policymakers, experts and practitioners from the diplomacy, defence and development sector. It has become the prime high-level meeting place to address how our planet can become more peaceful by tackling security risks emanating from climate change and other environmental stresses.
The theme of this year’s conference is: 'Doable' and aims to make an impact with ideas for practical and pragmatic deliverables.
PSC 2019 will focus on what can be done on the ground to successfully reduce security risks linked to climate change and other environmental stresses.
Successful projects address the climate security interface and adjust local, national European and international policies.
The conference puts a “spotlight” on four regions where the climate-security relationship is pressing: Iraq, Mali, Lake Chad and the Caribbean island states.
A thematic focus is on the contribution of land and climate policies to peace, urban risks and instability and geopolitics of the energy transition.
In addition, PSC assesses progress made on the objectives of the 2017 The Hague Declaration on Planetary Security and agrees on a roadmap for 2019 onwards.
The results of the conference will be included in the UN Climate Summit in New York in September 2019.