Environmental Peacebuilding

Exploring the links between environment, climate change, conflict, and peace

Environmental Peacebuilding
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Informationen zum Seminar


What: Environmental Peacebuilding


Take-off Session: Wednesday, November 30th

Online Live Sessions on
Wednesday, December 7th
Friday, December 9th
Wednesday, December 14th
Friday, December 16th
with training times from 16:00 to 20:00 CET

Where: Online

Language: English

Price: 350 €

Early Bird: 315 € when booking before November 9th 2022

Additional Costs: None.


Registration Deadline is: November 23rd


Who can register for this course?

This introductory course is designed for people working in the context of conflict transformation and peacebuilding, interested in the topic. Cases from participants’ working and living contexts can be brought in, but this is not required. Depending on methods and topic of the training, we limit the number of available spaces to a manageable size (a maximum of 20 participants). Register early to reserve your place!


The course will be a learning ecosystem for participants to acquire basic knowledge in the field of environmental peacebuilding. We will explore essential concepts around the environment and climate and the interconnections with peace, conflict, and violence. Participants will become multipliers of tools and gained competencies, actively engaging in networks of environmental peacebuilders.

The course will open conversations on topics such as climate refugees, the fading of natural resources (water, energy…), how the climate crisis is affecting your community nowadays or the inclusion of the north-south hemispheres' climate impacts and conflicts.

Equipping peacebuilders with the competencies to recognise the environmental risks of conflict is crucial in conflict prevention, management and transformation. Peacebuilding cannot be blind to the consequences of the climate crisis, environmental consequences of war or the environment in peace processes.


  • To develop an understanding of the aspects of environmental peacebuilding, such as environmental and peace activism, climate justice, climate crisis, climate impacts and adaptation, intergenerational approaches, considering human rights and social justice.
  • To have a deep view on environment-related root causes of local community conflicts.
  • To ensure space for reflection over the interconnections between the environment, conflict, and peace.
  • To provide tools and abilities to engage with communities (global North & South) and institutions (policy-makers) in peace processes by addressing human environmental rights and violations.
  • To showcase best-practices of environmental peacebuilders, youth activists, global NGOs, and policy-makers.
  • To co-design a respectful space to unite and engage participants so it becomes a sustainable network of cooperation between them.

Key Concepts

  • Climate crisis, justice, and its impacts and adaptations
  • Environmental impacts in your local communities – how is it affecting your day to day
  • How raise awareness about climate conflicts
  • Peacebuilding opportunities and challenges linked to climate




This training is based on non-formal educational tools and mechanisms and experimental learning. The pedagogical basis of the training will be holistic learning, open-ended learning, participation, and cooperative learning. Together participants will share personal and professional experiences in environmental peacebuilding and will explore the potential of networking to build environmentally sensitive peace. During the training, the participants will explore methods such as storytelling, creative writing, group work techniques, brainstorming, buzz groups, observation – evaluation – reflection, self-directed learning, learning to learn, intercultural learning, focus on outcomes, and practice improvement. In the course, participants use a variety of tools, including a digital learning platform, a video conferencing tool, an online whiteboard, and Kahoot, Slido, or Mentimeter. Participants should therefore have a good internet connection (1 Mbit down/upload or better). A headset is highly recommended.


  • After week one: A practical exercise to understand conflict in a natural ecosystem and the hearing of an audio podcast about the topic;
  • During week two: A self-reflection on actions that you can take in your local community to bring environmental peacebuilding opportunities and ideas;
  • Every day: A written self-reflection to understand the learning processes and to express upcoming needs to be fulfilled during the training;

After a successful participation, participants receive a certificate.

Total expected weekly hours: 5 to 8 hours per week