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Launch Event: International Affairs’ Special Issue on Environmental Peacebuilding

In a new special issue of International Affairs, contributors illustrate the value of environmental peacebuilding both as an integrative research field and as a practice for furthering peace, sustainability, and development globally. Please join the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, with co-sponsor, Environmental Law Institute, for special presentations from contributors to the special issue followed by a discussion on how the field of environmental peacebuilding is evolving.

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Wednesday
Jan. 27, 2021
9:30am – 11:00am ET
This event will be webcast live

Launch Event: International Affairs’ Special Issue on Environmental Peacebuilding

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Perceptions around the connections between the environment, conflict, and peace have shifted over past decades. Scholarly literature focused on these connections has moved from conflict-centered environmental security to a more nuanced approach that addresses both the environmental risks of conflict and the environmental opportunities for peace. The field of environmental peacebuilding subsequently emerged, comprising multi-sectoral approaches and pathways to understanding and managing the environment’s connection to conflict prevention, mitigation, resolution, and recovery. As the world faces the complex consequences of a changing environment, environmental peacebuilding not only advances academic debates on the environment, peace, and conflict, but could provide insights for decision-makers striving to achieve a more peaceful and sustainable world.

In a new special issue of International Affairs, contributors illustrate the value of environmental peacebuilding both as an integrative research field and as a practice for furthering peace, sustainability, and development globally. Please join the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, with co-sponsor, Environmental Law Institute, for special presentations from contributors to the special issue followed by a discussion on how the field of environmental peacebuilding is evolving.

Send questions for our panelists during the event to ecsp@wilsoncenter.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter @NewSecurityBeat. Find related coverage of these issues on our blog, NewSecurityBeat.com.