On 15 February the OSCE Academy hosted an online event to discuss a new special issue on Environmental Peacebuilding in International Affairs. In this issue the authors advance the theories, methodologies and policy implications of this rapidly developing field. This event was initiated by Dr. Mirza Sadaqat Huda, Academy’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow and author of the article “An Ecological Response to Ethno-Nationalistic Populism: Grassroots Environmental Peacebuilding in South Asia.”
The discussion featured presentations by contributors who shared new insights on environmental peacebuilding in the context of Liberia and Sierra Leone, Columbia, South Asia, and Central Asia, more specifically:
• Formalization as a Tool for Environmental Peacebuilding? Artisanal and Small Scale Mining in Liberia and Sierra Leone by Ms. Zabrina Welter, University of Freiburg
• Assessing Impacts of Environmental Peacebuilding in Caquetá, Colombia: a Multistakeholder Perspective by Mr. Hector Morales-Munoz, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
• An Ecological Response to Ethno-Nationalistic Populism: Grassroots Environmental Peacebuilding in South Asia by Dr. Mirza Sadaqat Huda, OSCE Academy
• Implementing Environmental Peacebuilding Policies by Dr. Beatrice Mosello
The session was moderated by one of the editors of the special issue, Dr. Tobias Ide of Murdoch University.
The recording of the event is available soon on OSCE Academy YouTube Channel.