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New Weathering Risk ‘Peace Pillar’ launched


The Europe Institute of Peace is delighted to join the Weathering Risk Peace Pillar which launched this week to implement and assess the impact of climate-security informed peace through its Environmental Peacemaking Programme (EPM).

This flagship initiative, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, aims to develop a more complete understanding of the value of integrating climate considerations into peace programming through robust and systematic testing.

The Institute is involved through its membership of the Climate, Peace and Security Consortium (CPSC) alongside partner organistaions Berghof Foundation and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) and will run for a two year pilot period. The consortium further comprises adelphi, which serves as coordinator and climate-fragility advisor of the Weathering Risk Peace Pillar, and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) as the partner responsible for evaluating the impact of pilot projects.

Further communications will be shared via https://weatheringrisk.org/ peacepillar and following the #peacepillar on social media.

The Institute began its work on climate, conflict and peacemaking in early 2019 based on growing evidence of the impact of climate change and other environmental factors on conflict dynamics across a range of settings. The Environmental Peacemaking Programme (EPM) was developed as a result to respond to these challenges by building relationships on the ground, raising awareness around EPM challenges and opportunities and engaging parties to conflict.