EU and UN Action on Climate Diplomacy – The Year Ahead

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8th meeting of the Brussels Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy

  • Date: 23-01-2019 09:45 - 23-01-2019 12:30
  • Location: Foundation for European Progressive Studies, Brussels (Map)


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. 

Speakers included

  • Anne Bergenfelt, Senior Advisor, DG Climate Action, European Commission and 
  • Pascal Delisle, Adviser on Climate Change, Global affairs, European External Action Service
  • Kamiel Mesie, Associate Political Affairs Officer, UN Liaison Office for Peace and Security 
  • Luisa Rölke, Head of Division Environment and Building, Counsellor, Permanent Representation of Germany to the European Union 

The meeting will included presentations of 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) and of the 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

Click here for the programme and more information about this event.

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