This year, the final day of Geneva Peace Week, 6 November, will be devoted entirely to topics in environmental peacebuilding, including the prominent amplification of voices of peacebuilders around the world. PeaceNexus will contribute to two sessions: one that aims at exploring the complementarity of conservation and peacebuilding work; and one that looks at different perspectives around climate action in the context of Latin America. This year the Geneva Peace Week has moved entirely online and aims to amplify the global voices, expertise, and wisdom that we need to collectively pursue creative solutions to the most difficult peace and security challenges we face today.

Join us on the following live sessions :

Conservation and peacebuilding: Towards greater collaboration (6th November – 12.45-13.45 CET) :

Bringing together the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Conservation International, PeaceNexus will moderate a session, exploring how the conservation and peacebuilding communities could work together more closely and better learn from each other to address both conservation and peacebuilding challenges. By bringing the voices of the conservation actors into the Geneva Peace Week, the session will add perspectives and insights that would not otherwise be heard and will offer unique interaction opportunities between conservation and peacebuilding actors. Sign up now for the online event. 

Featured speakers:

  • Juha Siikamäki, Chief Economist, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Lydia Cardona, Manager for Conflict Resolution and Peace, Conservation International
  • Josephine Ekiru, Peace Programme Manager, Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT)
  • Julia Gorricho, Project Manager South America, WWF Germany

Moderator: Hesta Groenewald, Associate Consultant, PeaceNexus Foundation

Peace and climate action: challenges and opportunities from Latin America (6th November – 14.00-15.15 CET) :

This session is led by the Graduate Institute’s Latin American Network Initiative and Environmental Committee, and the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) with the support of PeaceNexus and will explore local, national and international perceptions and practices in relation to climate action, with a regional focus on Latin America. The session will consider how differing positions, including those ofindigenous People, environmental law experts and policymakers, can affect the perception, definition and in turn the experience of climate action in influencing conflict or peacebuilding. Sign up now for the online event.