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LINKS Europe: The Hague Conversations on Climate Change, Peace, and Security

2 July 15:00 - 17:00 | Climate | Humanity | Network

The issue of how the theme of peace can feature in the forthcoming COP29 meeting in Baku is currently being intensively discussed. LINKS Europe is pleased to have taken the lead on this, organising in Bonn on 3 May an important dialogue meeting with the participation of senior officials from the COP28 UAE Presidency and the forthcoming COP29 Azerbaijani Presidency.

Representatives of various state-parties to the Climate Convention and of the UN Climate Secretariat, joined participants from around 30 academic institutions, think tanks and civil society organisations to review the work done on this topic at COP28 in Dubai in December and chart a way forward for ensuring the continuation of the process at the COP29 meeting in Baku in November.

You may read or download a compendium of the event here and the summary of proceedings of the event here.

This was a unique opportunity for the two presidencies to share their views with representatives of civil society organisations, think tanks and academia on this important topic for the first time after COP28. The meeting welcomed the COP28 Declaration on Climate, Relief, Resilience and Peace. During the meeting, the Azerbaijani presidency of COP29 started sharing some of its ideas on how the theme of climate peace and security can be incorporated into the COP29 agenda.

The work of the Bonn Dialogue Meeting on Climate, Peace and Security is now being taken forward in the framework of the Bonn Contact Group, co-ordinated by LINKS Europe.

In this second event in the series The Hague Conversations on Climate Change, Peace and Security, LINKS Europe will share information on the current state of the debate on the inclusion of the theme of peace in COP29 and how civil society organisations, think tanks and academia can contribute to this discussion between now and November.

If you are interested to participate, please confirm your attendance at this event by emailing LINKS Europe’s Chief of Staff Maximiliaan van Lange at Maximiliaan@links-europe.eu.

Humanity Hub, Fluwelen Burgwal 58, 2511 CJ, Den Haag, Zuid-Holland

2 July 15:00 - 17:00

Climate, Humanity, Network