Environmental Peacebuilding

Flaviano Bianchini will give a talk at the first conference on Environmental Peacebuilding at University of California, Irvine.

Environmental stresses and related conflicts have created global humanitarian crises that have displaced 65 million people. Grievances over land and valuable natural resources both drive and fund global conflicts; since 1989, more than 35 major armed conflicts were funded by the extraction of resources such as diamonds and timber. While the environment is a silent victim of these conflicts, it can also serve as the foundation of peace, as post-conflict recovery relies on natural resources to support livelihoods, enhance economic recovery, and reintegrate excombatants. Resources can also provide mutual incentives and opportunities for communities to build trust.

For the conference flier, please click here.

Starting Time


October 23, 2019

Ending Time


October 25, 2019


University of California, Irvine, US

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