Between 14 and 16 January 2020, special envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia (Ambassador-at-large) and BSF Programme director, Ambassador Iztok Mirošič, took part in Raisina Dialogue 2020 in New Delhi running under the title “21@20: Navigating the Alpha Century”.
On 15 January, Ambassador Mirošič took part in the Live Studio Sessions on the topic of “Europe Looking East”, where he discussed the geopolitical interests of Europe in the East – i.e. W. Balkans, Russia, Middle East, China or India – that are and will be of crucial importance for sustaining the global multilateral system and succeed in the fight against climate change.
Additionally, Ambasador Mirošič also took part in the session entitled “Scorched Earth: Communities, Conflicts and Migrants”. In the panel, focusing on the plausibility of an international legal framework to address climate change as a driver of migration, he stressed that the issue of environmental migrants is becoming increasingly pertinent, as well as that the European Union endeavours to tackle the issue through establishing global migratory mechanisms, fighting climate change and outer border protection practice.
Other panellists included Renata Lok-Dessallien, UN Resident Coordinator in India, Christine Cipolla, Regional Director for Asia Pacific, Operations, International Committee of the Red Cross, Madina Mwagale Guloba, Senior Research Fellow, Economic Policy Research Centre, Uganda, Kanchan Gupta, Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, India. The session was moderated by Asle Toje, Member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
Learn more about the Raisina Dialogue here.