President BIPSS, Major General Muniruzzaman (Retd). was recently invited as a keynote speaker at the Planetary Security Conference in the Hague, Netherlands. Organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Planetary Security Conference has emerged as the pre-eminent security conference on environmental and climate security. In his presentation General Muniruzzaman highlighted the long term security implications of a changing climate and the potential it holds for instability. He particularly cited the case study of linkages between climate disruptions and the Syrian civil war. The graphic depiction of these issues in the docu-movie ‘The Age of Consequences’ in which President BIPSS is featured further underscored these points.
The conference was attended by Ministers, policy makers, noted international security specialists and major international organisations.