Panel discusses climate change as a security threat with far-reaching implications for geostrategic environment.
On 12 November, experts held a public discussion at the Hertie School on the security implications of climate change and the extent to which these can and should be addressed by the UN Security Council.
In his welcome and introduction, Detlef Dzembritzki, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the United Nations Association of Germany, said that climate change is the defining issue of our time and is increasingly considered a security threat by UN.
Panelists were Ottmar Georg Edenhofer, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Professor for the Economics of Climate Change at the Technical University Berlin, and founding director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, Nina von Uexkull, Assistant Professor at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University and Associate Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo, and Karl-Heinz Kamp, Special Envoy of the Political Director in the German Ministry of Defence.
The event was co-hosted by the Centre for International Security at the Hertie School and the United Nations Association of German, and chaired by Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Senior Professor for Security Policy and Diplomatic Practice at the Hertie School and Director of the school’s Centre for International Security, and Chairman of the Munich Security Council.
Listen to the full discussion: