The international organizations that are setting the global agenda on a range of critical sectors – health, water, energy, food, security – was mostly created between the end of the Second World War and the 1970s before scientists had begun to realise the ways in which anthropogenic climate change threatens to change the face of the planet.
These organizations weren’t designed at the outset to deal with a problem of such nature but achieving their core mandates without taking into account the changing climate will, most likely, be impossible. How are they evolving their strategies to the new reality? What can be learned to improve their action on climate change? And are they fit for the purpose they now find themselves confronting?
This workshop brings together academics and researchers and national and international policymakers to discuss where the extent of climate change risks – direct, indirect and systemic – have been successfully included, or not, in the strategic planning of international organizations. It is the second in a series of workshops focusing on these issues the first having taken place as part of the Berlin Climate Security Summit in September 2020.
Chatham House and E3G are part of a consortium looking at furthering the understanding of direct, indirect and systemic climate risks and how these can be embedded with policymakers in China and internationally.
Ebrahim Gora, Chair, UN Strategic Planning Network
Neha Mukhi, Senior Climate Change Specialist, The World Bank
Janani Vivekananda, Head of Programme Climate Diplomacy and Security, Adelphi
Moderator: Taylor Dimsdale, Director, E3G’s Risk and Resilience Programme