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Planetary Security Conference
Planetary Security Conference
Tuesday December 12, 2017 Image: Planetary Security Initiative
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December 12, 2017
December 13, 2017


Clingendael institute
Clingendael 7
The Hague, 2597 VH Netherlands
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Planetary Security Initiative

This year’s Planetary Security Conference focuses on “Planetary Security: From Analysis to Action” and will take place in The Hague on December 12 & 13, 2017. The Planetary Security Initiative (PSI) believes now is the time to reduce climate related security risks, prevent conflict and build peace.

The call

PSI welcomes suggestions for workshops to be held at the next Planetary Security Conference Therefore they welcome proposals for interactive workshops that spur this momentum from increasing awareness to deepening knowledge and, most importantly, to catalysing action to reduce these risks. The deadline is June 26, 2017 and workshop proposals can be submitted to .

The annual conferences in The Hague are at the core of the Planetary Security Initiative. The 2015 and 2016 editions were attended by over 300 representatives from governments, international organisations, think tanks, NGOs, academia and the private sector, from more than 70 countries.

The conference

This year’s conference will reflect the growing call from the policy and practitioner community to move from conceptual discussions about climate and security linkages to practical approaches, solutions and best practice to addressing the challenges faced on the ground. In the conference programme PSI aims to:

  • Put a “spotlight” on areas where the climate-security relationship is pressing: Lake Chad region, Iraq and Mali;
  • Focus on the security opportunities and challenges of migration resulting from the effects of climate change;
  • Share insights about how climate change affects urbanisation and its security dynamics.

Application process: Please use this form to submit a workshop proposal.

Requirements: Workshops must be participatory and action-oriented with an emphasis on a methodology which is inter-active and engaging.

Multi-disciplinary workshop teams, including North-South collaboration, with a gender balance are highly favoured. A focus on one of the conference’s themes (urbanisation or migration) and/or geographic spotlight areas is encouraged, but not obligatory.

Output product: Workshops must result in an output product such as policy brief, a practitioner fact sheet, a podcast or a video. The output product should be informed by the workshop but we do not wish for a workshop summary. Instead, we request output products to be policy or practitioner relevant resources offering key learning around the theme of the individual workshop. The workshop lead will be responsible for the coordination of developing the output product. Quality of the output product may be reviewed by the PSI advisory board.

Resources: Some limited resources are available upon request to cover the costs relating to the workshop. We strongly prefer the use of funding for speakers from developing countries and encourage own contributions by workshop organisers.

Further information

For further information, please contact:
Louise van Schaik (the Clingendael Institute), Janani Vivekananda (adelphi) and Anne Bakker (the Clingendael Institute) at  or call at +31 70 3746 694.

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