PeaceNexus has supported the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform to undertake a collective process to advance a forward-looking, practical agenda for environmental peacebuilding.
In close collaboration with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Environmental Peacebuilding Association, the 18-month collective process culminated with the launch of the final written product consisting of two major components: the first being a 32-page White Paper on the Future of Environmental Peacebuilding which has been translated into multiple languages. This paper is a policy-oriented document which aims to deliver a strong, cogent message about the future of the field and inform important policy and community events in 2022, including the Stockholm+50 UN Conference on the Human Environment. The second part is a compendium featuring 50 contributions from nearly 150 authors spanning 30 countries and 84 institutions.
The White Paper was 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. The process was an opportunity to harness the collective experiences of practitioners, researchers, policymakers, donors and activists, showing the potential of integrated responses to effectively tackle environment and peace challenges.