News.Aug 31, 2022

Join the High-Level Panel on Climate and Peace

What is the real link between climate change and conflicts? How can world powers cooperate more effectively on climate action to build peace and resilience? On 31 August, leading experts will be discussing these questions in the High-Level Panel on Climate and Peace.

SIWI’s high-level panel on water diplomacy is a tradition at World Water Week since 2018 and this year it is organized together with the other organizations in the Stockholm Hub on Environment, Climate and Security.

Sign up for World Water Week to follow the panel on Wednesday 31 August at 11 am CEST.

There is mounting evidence that the climate crisis and environmental degradation have profound implications for human security. For the most part, climate change is primarily felt through its impact on the water cycle, which also means that water is an important entry point to finding solutions.

The High-Level Panel will discuss this from many different perspectives, with a focus on the multiple benefits of water-related solutions. If planned well, they can not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make societies more resilient. They can also reduce tensions, mitigate conflict risks, and contribute positively to peace. In this high-level panel, we talk about how this insight can help us proactively manage and mitigate emerging security risks posed by environmental degradation and climate change.

Don’t miss the chance to listen to interesting speakers such as:

  • Jiří Kozák, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic, Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU)
  • Shérif Eissa, Assistant Minister (Undersecretary), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Monica Medina, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environment and Scientific Affairs, Department of State, United States of America
  • Jamshed Shoimzoda, First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, Tajikistan
  • Per Olsson Fridh, Director General, Folke Bernadotte Academy, Sweden
  • Magnus Nilsson, Secretary of State to Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
  • Kitty van der Heijden, Director General for International Cooperation Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Hafsa Maalim, Policy Analyst at the Peace and Security Department of the African Union
  • Dan Smith, Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri)
  • Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
  • Karin Gardes, Chief Operating Officer (SIWI)