Weathering Risk is a multilateral initiative, bringing leading researchers, a broad range of international partner organisations, as well as donor governments together to progress work on climate change and security. The unique breadth of our effort brings the climate security community together – beyond borders and sectoral silos.
Weathering Risk is led by an interdisciplinary team from adelphi and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
Janani Vivekananda is the project co-lead of this global climate and security risk and foresight assessment and co-heads the Climate Diplomacy and Security programme at adelphi.
Barbora Sedova is the project co-lead of this global climate and security risk and foresight assessment. She also co-leads the FutureLab - Security, Ethnic Conflicts and Migration at PIK.
Adrien Detges is a Senior Advisor at adelphi. His research and consulting work focus on climate change impacts and their relevance to foreign, security and development policy
Benjamin Pohl co-heads the Climate Diplomacy and Security programme at adelphi, where he works on the interface of environmental change, foreign policy, peacebuilding and global sustainable development.
Christian König is an Analyst at adelphi, contributing to foreign and security policy responses to climate change. Christian has co-authored the 10 Insights on Climate Impacts and Peace and the Weathering Risk Methodology Paper.
Hannah Elisabeth Kurnoth
Hannah Elisabeth Kurnoth is an Analyst in the field of climate diplomacy at adelphi. As part of her work, she focuses on the interplay between climate change, international security, peacebuilding, mediation and socio-economic challenges.
Jacob Schewe is a Senior Researcher at PIK. He leads the working group “Impacts of climate change on human population dynamics”, co-leads the FutureLab - Security, Ethnic Conflicts and Migration, and is a founding member and coordinator of the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP).
Lisa Binder is a Research Analyst at PIK. She focuses on the interplay between climate change impacts and conflicts of different types.
Lukas Rüttinger is a Senior Advisor at adelphi, working at the intersection of environment, development, foreign and security policy.
Sidney Michelini a PhD student at PIK with the FutureLab - Security, Ethnic Conflicts and Migration. His work focuses on how climate, climate shocks, and climate change impact conflicts of different types.
Susanne Wolfmeier works as a Consultant at adelphi where she specialises on climate change, peace and security. Susanne oversees the project- and budget management of Weathering Risk.
Weathering Risk is guided by a multilateral Strategic Advisory Board of leading figures in development, environmental, foreign and security policy. The Board meets annually to offer direction on strategic relevance, take-up and outreach of outputs.
Adriana Abdenur is a Brazilian social scientist and the co-founder and Executive Director of Plataforma CIPÓ, dedicated to climate peacebuilding and sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Inger Andersen is Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya
Dr Benedetta Berti is Head of Policy Planning in the Office of the Secretary General at NATO and Associate Researcher at the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (Vrije Universiteit Brussel). She holds further research positions. Her research focuses on armed groups, internal wars, and protection of civilians.
Comfort Ero is the Africa Program Director and Interim Vice President of the International Crisis Group. Previously, she was West Africa Project Director. She holds a PhD from the London School of Economics (LSE) and sits on the editorial board of various journals, including International Peacekeeping.
Shenggen Fan is a CGIAR System Board Member and Chair Professor at the College of Economics and Management at China Agricultural University in Beijing. From 2009-2019 he served as the Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute.
Prof. Saleemul Huq is the Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development and Professor at the Independent University Bangladesh. He has been a lead author of the third, fourth and fifth assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Wolfgang Ischinger is the Chairman of the Munich Security Conference. He has held a wide range of diplomatic positions, including State Secretary (Dept. Foreign Minister) and German Ambassador to the United States and the United Kingdom.
Ottilia Anna Maunganidze
Ottilia Anna Maunganidze is the Head of Special Projects in Office of the Executive Director of the Institute for Security Studies (South Africa).
Tom Middendorp advises The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) as a principal expert and Chairs the International Military Council on Climate and Security. Until 2017 he was the Chief of Defense of the Netherlands.
Federica Mogherini is the Rector of the College of Europe. She served as High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission from 2014 to 2019.
Coral Pasisi is the Director of the Sustainable Pacific Consultancy and President of Tofia Niue, a Non Profit Organisation focused on Ocean Sustainable Management. From 2015 to 2019 she was the Regional Advisor on the Pacific to the Green Climate Fund.
Achim Steiner currently serves as the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme. From 2006-2016 he was the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme.
To bring the climate security community together, achieve the project aims and support future and complementary risk assessments, Weathering Risk is supported by an range of governments and international institutions, and partners with a variety of leading research institutes from around the world, including those below.
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