Environmental Governance for Peace in Colombia

  • DATE / TIME:
    2021/03/18    16:10 - 17:30

    Organisers: Environmental Peacebuilding Association (EnPAx), Duke University Center for International and Global Studies/Rethinking Diplomacy Program (DUCIGS/RDP), Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Universidad Externado de Colombia


    • Dr Serena Caucci, Associate Programme Officer, UNU-FLORES
    • Jairo Guzman, Assistant, UNU-FLORES

    The conference explores challenges and opportunities for environmental peacebuilding in Colombia through the lenses of land management, climate change, extractives, environmental justice, and the rule of law.

    UNU-FLORES takes part in Session 5 on 18 March 2021. In an elevator pitch (presentaciones de carteles) UNU-FLORES presents a poster that explains the methodology and first results of the project “A Multi-Scale Sustainability Analysis in Regions with Different Levels of Violence by an Armed Conflict“. It is designed to incentivise decision makers to implement and improve the monitoring of the safe use of wastewater in agriculture (SUWA) in Colombia.

    The project addresses climate change, sustainability, and optimisation of hydrological resources. UNU-FLORES aims to contribute to the peacebuilding process by developing a pilot project with partners in Colombia on food and water security. The project seeks to involve vulnerable communities and empower women and small producers.

    The full conference programme can be accessed here.


    This conference and policy dialogue examines ways to improve environmental governance and the legality of natural resources management to support peace in Colombia. It focuses on four overarching sets of questions in the context of natural resources and peace in Colombia, one of which is “How can legal regimes protect both the environment and communities?”. The discussion aims to discuss the next steps for managing Colombia’s natural resources to support the transition to peace.

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