In collaboration with climate leaders, the International Center for Dialogue and Peacebuilding will continue to support the advancement of The Earth Day Climate Communiqué—the outcome of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum Oslo.
Alongside the United Nations 24th annual climate conference, the Nobel Peace Prize Forum gathered some of the world’s foremost climate leaders in Oslo who discussed climate change as a matter of international peace and security and how climate-smart finance, cities and subnational actors could drive significant change forward in meeting the targets of the Paris Agreement (2015), to limit global warming to 1.5ºC.
Climate change is a threat multiplier, as well as an accelerant for armed conflict, putting the stability of nation states at risk and undermining regional and international peace and security in fundamental ways—threatening the viability of natural systems and human settlements, economies and political systems.
Without serious and rapid global mobilization and collaboration among a multiplicity of actors to address, mitigate and reverse human-induced climate disruption, many of the drivers of conflict are likely to worsen in significant ways.
While this may involve a reinvention of multilateralism, pioneering leadership across the globe is urgently needed. We must reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050—an unprecedented innovation challenge requiring political will driven by radical integrity, creative, inclusive collaboration, and no excuses.