Environment, climate, conflict, and peacebuilding (ECCP)
As part of its mandate on community management, the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform aims to strengthen networking and community building in different topics within the peacebuilding sector. The Geneva Dialogue on Environment, Climate, Conflict, and Peace aims to foster inter-institutional collaboration and dialogue, promote shared learning and innovation, and mainstream these topics across the board between the environment, climate, conservation, conflict, security, and peace sectors.
These goals are achieved through three primary activities: briefings and convenings, the development of a White Paper on Environmental Peacebuilding, and the Geneva contribution towards the Environmental Peacebuilding Association’s Road to Geneva. In light of covid19, all convenings and briefings are occuring digitally until further notice. Persons interested in joining this track should contact Annika at annika[@]gpplatform[dot]ch.
Resources, newsletters, and events in environment, climate, conflict, and peace
- Environmental Peacebuilding Association: Environmental peacebuilding knowledge platform
- International Affairs: Special issue on environmental peacebuilding
- Geneva Dialogue on ECCP: Briefing to review the literature
- UNEP: Natural resources and peacebuilding
- UNEP: Environmental cooperation for peacebuilding
- International Organization for Migration: Environmental Migration Portal
- QUNO: Resources on natural resources, conflict, and cooperation
- QUNO: Resources on climate change, peace, and justice
- Geneva Water Hub: Resources
- PAX: Building peace by protecting the environment
- Planetary Security Initiative: Publications
- Conflict and Environment Observatory: Resources
- adelphi: Resources
- SIPRI: Environment of Peace
- Institute for Economics and Peace: Ecological Threat Register
- Wilson Center: Environmental Change and Security Program
- CGIAR Climate Security: Resources on Food Security
- Native Movement: Zine on Just Transitions
- Overseas Development Institute: Climate Security Resources
- Environmental Emergencies Center: Training
- EHA Connect, Connecting Environment & Humanitarian Action: Resources
- Genocide Scholars: Statement on Climate
Environmental Peacebuilding Association's Road to Geneva
Environmental Peacebuilding Association's general newsletter
SIPRI Research Bulletin
Geneva Environment Network weekly newsletter
Major Upcoming Events for the Geneva Dialogue:
- IUCN's World Conservation Congress: 3 to 11 September 2021, Marseilles
- Geneva Peace Week: 1 to 5 November 2021, online
- Second International Conference on Environmental Peacebuilding: 2 to 4 February 2022, Geneva
- Stockholm + 50: June 2022
To add other events and resources to this page, please get in touch with Annika (email above).
Upcoming briefings and convenings for researchers & practitioners
Briefing - 20 April - Climate security and humanitarian action: Where do we go from here?
Facilitated Discussion - 11 May - Monthly Meeting
Briefing - 18 May - An update from SIPRI on the Environment of Peace project
Additional convenings to be announced as the spring continues.
Previous public briefings and convenings:
Facilitated Discussion - 13 April - Meeting Summary
Facilitated Discussion and Presentation - 16 February 2021 - Environmental peacemaking meeting summary
Facilitated Discussion - 26 January 2021 - Meeting Summary
Facilitated Discussion - 6 October 2020 - Doug Weir, The Conflict and Environment Observatory: Meeting Summary available upon request
Participants may contact Annika (email@example.com) for additional summaries of meetings not listed here.
GPW20: Digital Series on Environmental Peacebuilding
Geneva Peace Week 2020 Closing Ceremony, with guests including Inger Andersen (Executive Director of UNEP), Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan (Permanent Representative of the Republic of Fiji ), Johanna Lissinger Peitz (Ambassador, Government Offices of Sweden, Ministry the Environment), Juan Mayr Maldonado (former Environment Minister for Colombia), Hani Abbas (Cartoonist), Irene Ojuok (Climate resilience and land restoration specialist), Carl Bruch (Environmental Law Institute and President of Environmental Peacebuilding Association), and more.
Video panel: 'A legal framework for environmental peacebuilding,' created by The Conflict and Environment Observatory. This film introduces the legal principles on the protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts that are being developed by the UN's International Law Commission, and considers how they could help support environmental peacebuilding, and be implemented. Through interviews with leading experts, it also examines the principles’ relevance for regulating the extractives industry, for protecting environmental human rights in conflict and during occupations, and for supporting peacebuilding through biodiversity conservation.
Infographic on relevant podcasts on the topic of 'climate risk management and peacebuilding'. See the infographic here.