17 February 2021 — 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
In the field of peacebuilding, scholars and policy makers increasingly recognize the importance of environmental restoration, afforestation and infrastructural renewal for creating the sustainable livelihoods necessary for successful peacebuilding efforts.
Featuring academics writing for International Affairs on environmental peacebuilding in Colombia, Yemen and the Sahel, this webinar discusses the policy implications of the turn to environmental peacebuilding. This event is part of the Chatham House's Environment and Society Discussion Series in which the Energy Environment and Resources Programme brings together leading academics and policymakers to discuss key issues in environmental policy.
In particular, this event will focus on the role of environmental peacebuilding in creating sustainable livelihoods. From the impact the destruction of infrastructure can have on poverty as a driver of conflict, to the role environmental peacebuilding can play in bringing communities together by creating sustainable shared spaces of employment, the importance of the environmental livelihood creation is difficult to overstate.
Panellists will focus on how policymakers can best encourage inclusive and sustainable livelihood creation and on addressing the key challenges such approaches face in the context of environmental peacebuilding efforts.
Simultaneous interpretation into Spanish will be available for this event.
- Héctor Morales-Muñoz is a research fellow at the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) and the Alliance of Bioversity International— CIAT. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.
- Ousseyni Kalilou has worked as a partner scientist on the research project ‘Climate change and security in the UN Security Council’ at IFSH-Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg.
- Erika Weinthal is a Professor of Environmental Policy and Public Policy at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. She specializes in global environmental politics and environmental security.
- Chair: Oli Brown is an Associate Fellow with Chatham House’s Energy, Environment and Resources Programme working to address the environmental causes and consequences of conflicts and disasters.
Event format and who can attend
Short, online-only talks and discussions analysing major international topics, which allow participants to ask questions and stay up-to-date on key issues from the comfort of their own homes and offices.
For registration to this event please visit Chatham House website here.