Virtual Day of the Third International Conference on Environmental Peacebuilding

June 12, 2024 3:00 am — 2:00 pm
Webinar Only

An Environmental Peacebuilding Association® (EnPAx®) and Grotius Center for International Legal Studies at Leiden University Event

The Environmental Peacebuilding Association® (EnPAx®) and the Grotius Center for International Legal Studies at Leiden University are delighted to announce that the Virtual Day of the Third International Conference on Environmental Peacebuilding will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. The Virtual Day will enable people who cannot travel to The Hague to participate in the in-person Conference on June 18–21, 2024. The Virtual Day is free to attend. Participants can register for virtual sessions here.

The Third Conference will feature 5 themes key to environmental peacebuilding as well as a 6th Open theme:

  • Climate Change
  • Water
  • Peace, Justice, and Accountability
  • Natural Resources and Conservation
  • Data and Digital Technologies

Participants can register for virtual sessions here. Please note: Participants do not have to attend the entire Virtual Day and may register for as many sessions as they wish.

Virtual Day Abbreviated Agenda
For a detailed agenda, as well as further information on this event, please visit the conference page.

9:00 – 10:30 CET / 3:00 – 4:30 ET

  • Conservation and Environmental Peacebuilding
    Chair: Scott Badenoch, Environmental Law Institute (United States)
  • Environmental Peacebuilding: Actors, Challenges, and Opportunities
    Chair: Maja Vodopivec, Leiden University (Serbia)
  • Courageous Conversations, Environmental Peacebuilding Edition

11:00 – 12:30 CET / 5:00 – 6:30 ET

  • Climate Change, Security, and Peace
  • Law, Policy, Action and Science in Environmental Peacebuilding - Lessons from the Inaugural EPB Course at Geneva Water Hub (WORKSHOP)
  • Fragmented Responses to Climate, Environmental and Security Challenges in the Sahel: How to Connect the Dots? [IN FRENCH, with English interpretation]
    Chair: Sophie Desmidt, ECDPM (Belgium)

1:00 – 2:30 CET / 7:00 – 8:30 ET

  • Masculinities, Gender, Climate Change and Conflict (WORKSHOP)
    Facilitator: Laura Aumeer, Conciliation Resources (United Kingdom)
  • Peace, Youth & Justice: Let's Talk Climate (In)Justice in The Hague
    Chair: Rosa Groen, The Hague University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)

3:00 – 4:30 CET / 9:00 – 10:30 ET

  • Water, Conflict, and Peace
    Chair: Tom Deligiannis, Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada)
  • Decolonizing Environmental Peacebuilding Practice: Actions from the Frontlines
    Chairs: Elaine (Lan Yin) Hsiao, Kent State University / IUCN CEESP Theme on Environment and Peace (United States)
  • Youth and Intergenerational Dynamics in Environmental Peacebuilding
    Chair: Ambreen Ben-Shmuel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)

5:00 – 6:30 CET  / 11:00 – 12:30 ET

  • Blue Parks Offer a Promising Model for Peacebuilding in Transboundary Water Issues
    Chair: James Borton, Johns Hopkins University (United States)
  • Environmental Peacebuilding in Colombia
    Chair: Natalia Jiménez Galindo, Colombian National Natural Parks Unit (Colombia)
  • Selected Topics in Environmental Peacebuilding
    Chair: Michael Beevers, Dickinson College (United States)

6:30 – 8:00 CET / 12:30 – 2:00 ET: Virtual Networking Session / Happy Hour