The Brussels Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy (BDCD) is an informal network for the exchange of information and the promotion of cooperation among European institutions, international organisations, NGOs and think-tanks active in the nexus between climate change and international, national, human and environmental security.
There are currently more than 40 Participating Organisations in the BDCD.
Attendees at the BDCD meetings may participate in their individual capacities and not necessarily as representatives of their respective organisations.
The BDCD project is coordinated by the Environment & Development Resource Centre.
Brussels, 3 June 2022 - The aim of the 15th meeting of the BDCD - ahead of the NATO summit, Madrid, 29-30 June - was to brief participants on NATO’s next Strategic Concept and with respect to addressing the security impacts of climate change in particular. Presentations also included an update on the planning for the new NATO Centre of Excellence on Climate and Security and on the NATO SPS-project “Big Earth Datacube Analytics for Transnational Security and Environment Protection - DataCube4Env Sec".Read More
Brussels, 28 March 2022 - The Climate and Biodiversity Nexus was the focus of the 14th meeting of the Brussels Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy (BDCD) held on 28 March 2022. The aim of the meeting co-organised by EDRC and GLOBE-EU was to provide participants with insight into the inter-linkages between climate change and biodiversity loss – both in terms of the interconnected challenges and the need to address the two threats to environmental and human security together in a more coordinated way. [Photo: by micropixel, PhotoDune Regular License via envatomarket]Read More
Brussels, 30 April 2021 - The final report by the North-Atlantic Civil-Society Working-Group on Environment and Security (NCWES) contains 116 policy options and practical recommendations concerning climate change and security and other related environment and security issues.Read More
Ottawa, 6 February 2021 - As one of the first to be interviewed, in the podcast episode "In the Shadows – What is climate security," by Rebecca Henrys, EDRC's policy director and co-coordinator of the Brussels Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy (BDCD), Alexander Verbeek examined the security implication of climate change. "In the Shadows" facilitates discussions with experts on national security and intelligence topics related to current affairs.Read More
The US Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) recently published a podcast episode on "Climate Security: Bringing Climate into all Sectors” as part of the Theories of Change program, featuring EDRC's policy director and co-coordinator of the Brussels Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy (BDCD), Alexander Verbeek.Read More
The Hague, 26 January 2021 - Held on January 25th and 26th, 2021, the Climate Adaptation Summit of 2021 brought together global leaders, civil society, youth advocates, and regional as well as local stakeholders and included the launch of a comprehensive Adaptation Action Agenda, setting out clear commitments to deliver concrete new endeavours and partnerships to make our world more resilient to the effects of climate change.Read More
Brussels, 25 January 2021 - The Council today adopted conclusions on ʻClimate and Energy Diplomacy - Delivering on the external dimension of the European Green Dealʼ.Read More
Brussels, 17 September 2020 - In the context of NATO 2030 launched by the NATO Secretary General on 8 June 2020, NATO has begun to organise a series of thematic events to engage more in-depth with civil society, advocacy and expert groups to further improve NATO’s responsiveness and openness to outside views and expertise.Read More
Brussels, 23 June 2020 - Climate disruption plays an undeniable role in various conflict situations. As such, Belgium wants the United Nations to systematically take into account the potential impact of a changing climate in its security actions.Read More
Brussels, 20 January 2020: Foreign ministers today discussed climate diplomacy and restated the political centrality of climate action for the European Union. Following the discussion, the Council adopted conclusions on climate diplomacy. This is a clear sign that in 2020 climate will be one of the priorities in the EU's external policy.Read More
Brussels, 10 December 2019: Alexander Verbeek explains the urgent need both for effective climate change action and for steps to be taken to prepare for life in a drastically different world, where global warming and related environmental degradation will impact on security.Read More
Brussels, 24 October 2019Read More