The Leiden University Centre for International Relations (LUCIR), in partnership with the Global Challenges Foundation, the Stimson Center and Plataforma CIPÓ, hosts an online debate about climate governance and security.

The panelists will address the current state of play of the international climate and security debate. Are existing international institutions and policy frameworks (like the United Nations) fit for purpose to address current global challenges?

Read more about the event on Leiden University's web page, where you can reserve your place at the online event.


April 7, 2021

  • 14:00 Introduction and discussion


    • Adriana Abdenur, Executive Director, Plataforma CIPÓ and Senior Policy Fellow, UNU Center for Policy Research
    • Karen Smith, UN Special Adviser on R2P, Leiden University
    • Richard Ponzio, Senior Fellow and Director of the Global Governance, Justice & Security Program at the Stimson Center in Washington, D.C.
    • Maud Sarlieve, Lecturer, University of Paris Nanterre



    Magnus Jiborn, Head of Research, Global Challenges Foundation




    Maja Groff, FGGA, Leiden University, Climate Governance Commission (Global Challenges Foundation)

  • 15:15 End of online debate