News Digest Item
21 Sep 2018

Germany must show Security Council members value of making security policy implications key topic


The German government has to carefully moderate the many differing interests in order to successfully make security policy implications of climate change a key topic during its two-year term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, writes Susanne Dröge, Senior Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) Global Issues Division, in an in-depth analysis. It must also  emphasise the value for each member state. Germany must make clever use of its “diplomatic resources”, such as the country’s credibility as a climate pioneer, and previous efforts such as the Group of Friends on Climate and Security, which was initiated to develop solutions for the impact of climate change on security policy, raise public awareness and boost UN involvement in this area.

Find the analysis in German here.

See the CLEW dossier The energy transition and climate change for more information.

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