23 January 2019 - Foundation for European Progressive Studies, Brussels
Climate change and its effects are already proving to be a threat to international security. Extreme consequences are already affecting many people’s livelihoods and biodiversity on the planet.
With key multilateral processes being threatened by various international developments, climate diplomacy needs to be given an even stronger role within foreign and security policy. Therefore this workshop aimed to look at how the EU can continue to strengthen its climate diplomacy potential in the current international climate.
The meeting also included presentations of two recent publications:
The Think 2030 paper on "Reinforcing Environmental Dimensions of European Foreign and Security Policy" by Johanna Nyman, Policy Analyst, Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)
The book on "EU Climate Diplomacy: Politics, Law and Negotiations" by by Stephen Minas, Assistant Professor, School of Transnational Law, Peking University, China, and Senior Research Fellow, Transnational Law Institute, King’s College London, UK
Key questions addressed in the discussion included:
The meeting was organised for the Brussels Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy (BDCD) by EDRC and the European Foundation for Progressive Studies (FEPS) with the support of the European Parliament and the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.