Climate action matters: from diplomacy to cooperation, support, and security

This panel explores climate diplomacy and key multilateral events in 2021; and how climate action can contribute to peace.

TV Studio 1
Special Event
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
14:30 to 15:30

After the postponement of COP26, 2021 is a crucial year to advance the Paris Agreement and raise global ambition. National and international recovery efforts must also align to these goals. This panel will explore climate diplomacy, the Green Deal, key multilateral events, and how the EU and partners’ climate action can contribute to peace.

Representatives of civil society, multilateral organisations and a partner country leader will join the European Union to discuss climate diplomacy and how the EU can push partners to raise ambition, including through building alliances and/or provision of support to mitigate emissions, adapt, address impacts and support green recovery. Panellists will also explore interplay of climate action, peace and stability in fragile countries.

Key points

This high-level panel will:

  • Explore ways to enhance climate action and raise global ambition in the run up to COP26, including through the EU’s building green ambition alliances with partner countries;
  • Confirm the relevance of tackling security issues through the prism of climate action;
  • Highlight the impacts of climate change on peace and security, acting as a threat multipliers;
  • Explore the importance of additional climate finance in development cooperation to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and reduce climate risks.

Contact Session organiser

Please feel free to send an email to the following address

Organised by


Helena KÖNIG
Deputy Secretary General
European External Action Service
Wendel TRIO
Climate Action Network Europe
Selwin HART
Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Climate Action and Assistant Secretary-General for the Climate Action Team
United Nations
Elmansour VETEN
Executive Secretary
Issofou Mahamadou Foundation