The Berlin Climate and Security Conference (BCSC) was inaugurated in 2019 and has since become the global forum connecting stakeholders working to better address the impacts of climate change on international peace and security through diplomacy, development and defense approaches.
The fifth edition of BCSC, entitled Building a Climate for Peace, convened policy makers, decision makers, and climate security experts from across the world on October 6, 2023 in Berlin at the German Federal Foreign Office. With no time to lose to accelerate climate action ahead of COP28, the conference focused on three strategic goals to ensure that climate action and sustainable peace go hand in hand:
- Solutions for fragile contexts: The conference identified ways to promote more accessible and conflict sensitive climate solutions (including finance) for fragile and conflict-affected communities in the lead up to COP 28 and beyond.
- Tools and knowledge: The conference spotlighted tools, resources, and capacities to advance integration of climate and conflict sensitive analysis and policies into operations and programming on the ground.
- Incentives: The conference connected people, knowledge and ideas across sectors, regions and disciplines to strengthen synergies between mutual and multilateral approaches and initiatives.
Lostisland was represented at the Berlin Climate and Security Conference by the Honorary Consul to Nigeria, Professor Aniebiet Inyang Ntui.