On Friday 22 June 2018, High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini will convene the High Level Event Climate, Peace and Security: The Time for Action in Palais d'Egmont, Brussels. Ministers from around the world, top United Nations officials and leading experts and advocates will discuss global security and peace challenges deriving from climate change.
The aim of the event is to strengthen the global political momentum and shared determination to recognise and address the issue. Through interactive discussions, the speakers will shed light on the gravest security threats posed by climate change and identify how best they can be managed. Inspired by the EU Global Strategy's integrated approach to risk and security, this high level gathering will delve into two main themes: the responsibility to prepare in the face of climate security risks; and the necessity to move from early warning to early action.
High Reprensentative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini will open the conference at 9.30, followed by an intervention byCommissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete.
Please see the full programme below.
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8h30 - Registration
9h30 - Opening by Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-president of the European Commission
9h50 – Speech by Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy
10h00 - Theme 1: Indispensable multilateralism: a shared responsibility to prepare
Introductory remarks by Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs of India
· Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden
· Rose Gottemoeller, Deputy Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
· Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
11h15 - Presentation by Dr Andrew Steer, President and CEO of World Resources Institute
11h30 – Theme 2: Treating causes and symptoms together: integrating action on climate, security and development
Introductory remarks by Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji
· Erik Solheim, Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme
· David Paul, Minister-in-Assistance to the President and Minister of Environment of The Marshall Islands
· Xie Zhenhua, Special Representative for Climate Change of China
· Josefa Correia Sacko, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union
12h45 - Closing by Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden