Climate Crisis and Peacebuilding


The main objective of EPLO’s Climate Crisis and Peacebuilding Working Group is to ensure that the EU adequately addresses the linkages between the climate crisis, peace and conflict in its peacebuilding and climate crisis mitigation/adaptation policies and practices.

This includes ensuring that EU policies and practices relating to the climate crisis are conflict-sensitive and adequately incorporate conflict prevention and peacebuilding, and promoting and monitoring climate sensitivity in EU peacebuilding efforts.

For more information about the Working Group, please contact Lorenzo Angelini.

Recent Activities

  • In September – December 2020, EPLO organised five online workshops as part of a series entitled ‘Climate change and human security: integrating peacebuilding and climate adaptation efforts in practice’. The workshops were organised together with adelphi and the Climate Diplomacy initiative, with support from the German Federal Foreign Office. Click here to read the concept note and agenda for the series, which included the following events:
    • 10 December: ‘‘MARSABIT’: Documentary screening and high level panel discussion on peacebuilding and climate adaptation’ (recording available here)
    • 3 December: ‘Climate change, gender and violence in urban areas: Lessons from Pakistan’ (recording available here)
    • 1 October: ‘‘MARSABIT’: First documentary screening and interactive discussion’ (recording available here)
    • 24 September: ‘Building community resilience to climate change and conflict: Lessons from the Pacific’ (recording available here)
    • 17 September: ‘The need for climate-sensitive conflict analysis in peacebuilding and climate adaptation efforts’ (please contact Lorenzo Angelini for the recording)
  • In May – June 2020, EPLO organised three online workshops as part of a series entitled ‘Climate change, peacebuilding and human security’. The workshops were organised together with adelphi and the Climate Diplomacy initiative, with support from the German Federal Foreign Office. Click here to read the concept note and agenda for the series, which included the following events:
    • 9 June: ‘Integrating peacebuilding and climate change mitigation efforts in natural resource management’
    • 28 May: ‘Mobilising decision-makers on water scarcity-induced conflict risks: The Water, Peace and Security Partnership’
    • 19 May: ‘Climate change, conflict and fragility: Increasing resilience against climate-fragility risks’