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Environment, climate, conflict, and peacebuilding

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 improve and expand the reach of both peacebuilding projects towards environmental and climate sensitivity, and also environmental and climate projects towards peacebuilding sensitivity by fostering inter-institutional collaboration and dialogue, promoting learning and innovation, and mainstreaming these topics across the board. 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. Read more about the group here.

Note: 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. 

Fall 2020:

Notes from previous public meetings:

Facilitated Discussion - 27 May 2020 - Roberto Forin, Mixed Migration Centre: Meeting Summary

Briefing - 10 June 2020 - Beatrice Mosello, adelphi: Meeting Summary

Facilitated Discussion - 28 September 2020 - Tobias von Lossow, Clingendael Institute: Meeting Summary

Facilitated Discussion - 6 October 2020 - Doug Weir, The Conflict and Environment Observatory: Meeting Summary available upon request

Briefing - 13 October 2020 - Silja Halle, United Nations Environment Programme: Meeting Summary

Briefing - 17 November 2020 - Dina Ionesco and Alice Baillat, International Organisation for Migration: Meeting Summary and Presentation

Participants may contact Annika (annika@gpplatform.ch) for additional summaries of meetings not listed here.

 

Geneva Peace Week 2020 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.

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