In the face of converging and complex emergencies, the world needs strong, compassionate, and courageous leadership. Join this session to explore leadership approaches in the paradigm of climate change, environmental degradation and sustainability, and peacebuilding. The Geneva sector has spent the past 2 years breaking down silos between major organizations and actors of all backgrounds in order to develop the research, policy, and practice urgently needed. This session will engage the complexity of relationships between environment, climate, conflict, and peace together with leadership expertise to create change.
This discussion focuses on the challenges and solutions present for the future of climate change, environmental degradation, and peacebuilding, and the kind of leadership (from scholars, policy-makers, or otherwise) required to realize meaningful and sustainable change. It is co-organized by the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform (GPP) and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).
This panel will present and facilitate discussion on the White Paper on the Future of Environmental Peacebuilding. The global research project engages scholars, practitioners, and advocates around the world in order to articulate the patterns of consent and disagreement in the environment, climate, conservation, conflict, security, and peace fields. The project aims to produce a crosscutting policy oriented document to empower policy-makers to more effectively respond to the complex interaction of environmental challenges and related conflict dynamics.
The panel will feature the following contributors:
Ambassador Thomas Greminger, Director, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)
Oli Brown, Associate Fellow, GCSP; Associate Fellow, Chatham House; Senior Advisor, TrustWorks Global; Trustee, Conflict and Environment Observatory
Silja Halle, Manager, Climate Change and Security Programme, United Nations Environment Programme
Cedric de Coning, Research Professor in the Research Group on Peace, Conflict and Development at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
Dr Patrick Sweet, Co-Director, Geneva Leadership Alliance, Center for Creative Leadership, GCSP
Chair/Moderator: Annika Erickson-Pearson, Head of Community Management, Geneva Peacebuilding Platform
This event will take place as a part of the International Leadership Association Conference. For more information on this specific session, please visit this page.