Positive Peace and Resilience Webinar with Institute for Climate and Peace and East West Center
Charlie Allen of the Institute for Economics and Peace, will introduce the IEP’s research around peace and resilience, with connections to eco-threats and Covid-19.
There will be a short presentation, with plenty of time for conversation, including around opportunities for collaboration. Both the EWC Leadership Program team and the Institute for Climate and Peace have been invited to participate.
The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue.
Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options. The Center is an independent, public, nonprofit organization with funding from the U.S. government, and additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and governments in the region.
The Institute for Climate and Peace was created in response to the 21st century’s increasing threat to the accomplishment of humanity’s fundamental goal: peace.
Global climate change, dwindling biodiversity, and fickle water resources are among the chief environmental challenges that will increasingly undermine peace building efforts—from the community level to the global arena. ICP believes that when resources are stable and relationships are sound, we are poised for peace. We are, however, entering an era in which our environment and uncertain resource supplies will require stronger bonds between communities and common understandings of climate risks. This work is especially relevant to the United States as well as the Pacific-Asia region, for which climate forecasts demonstrate novel and disproportionate impacts.