White Paper on the Future of Environmental Peacebuilding
The White Paper is a collaborative, multi-author project which outlines a vision for the future of environmental peacebuilding.
The Geneva Peacebuilding Platform (GPP) currently acts as a neutral convener of the Geneva Dialogue on Environment, Climate, Conflict, and Peace (ECCP) in order to improve the exchange between environmental and peacebuilding communities. GPP, in collaboration with the PeaceNexus Foundation, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the Environmental Peacebuilding Association (EnPax), is undertaking a collective process to develop a White Paper on the Future of Environmental Peacebuilding to advance a forward-looking, practical agenda for environmental peacebuilding.
The process is designed to act as a vehicle through which stakeholders may collaborate and build cross-cutting relationships in order to craft a common vision for the future. It also recognises the variety of perspectives and backgrounds present in the environment, climate, conservation, conflict, security, and peace fields. The White Paper is a policy-oriented document, to be developed through a reflective, consultative, multi-stakeholder process. It aims to deliver a strong, cogent message about the future of the field to the Stockholm+50 forum in June 2022.
This project was developed not only to advance a policy agenda for environmental peacebuilding, but also to foster inter-institutional collaboration and shared innovation for the field. It is intentionally designed as a highly collaborative project, inviting institutions to work together to develop submissions, and creating space for field-wide reflection on drafts at each step of the process. To learn more about the project, please read the concept note here.
An information and update session was held online on 21 June. You can watch the presentation here.