On 31 August 2022 as part of the World Water Week, the First Deputy Minister of Energy and Water Resources of the Republic of Tajikistan, Mr. Jamshed Shoimzoda, took part as a speaker at the High-Level Panel on Climate and Peace, which was organized by the Stockholm Center for Environment, Climate and Security.
The high-level panel aimed to explore how coordinated climate and peace action can help create innovative ways to improve resilience as well as human and environmental security against climate change and environmental degradation. It provided a good platform for dialogue about the common risks and opportunities for addressing the human security implications of climate change.
The Panel was also attended by Kitty van der Heijden – Director General for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Karin Gardes – Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). Torgny Holmgren – Executive Director of SIWI, Magnus Nilsson – State Secretary of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Per Olsson Fridh – General Director of the Folke Bernadotte Academy, Sweden, Jiri Kozak – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, President of the Council of the European Union (EU), Monica Medina – Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environment and Scientific Affairs, Department of State, United States of America, Sheriff Eissa – Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt and others.
The Panel noted that climate change has serious implications for human security today and in the future. It can exacerbate economic problems and degrade environmental conditions, which can negatively affect prosperity, stability and peace.
The Panel also covered issues related to the value of water and the impact on water and proposed solutions focused on water resources,that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and also make society more resilient.