PoC Week Event: Protecting the environment is protecting civilians
On May 26, 2022, the Governments of Costa Rica and Switzerland, in partnership with PAX and the Stockholm International Peace and Research Institute (SIPRI), convened a panel discussion, entitled “Protecting the Environment is Protecting Civilians: Exploring environmental and climate impacts and tools in peace operations”.
A diverse group of experts including representatives from international organizations such as the UN, Member States, civil society organizations, and environment and climate research institutions, examined existing and proposed environmental and climate capacities of peace operations and international interventions in conflict and at-risk settings, including conflict-linked environmental degradation and climate concerns both for civilians and the effectiveness of peace operations. The panel further explored how the inclusion and broader propagation of environmental and climate-related prevention, mitigation, and response tools in peace operations can contribute to immediate and longer-term protection capacities. This event took place virtually as part of the 2022 PoC Week on the margins of the annual UN Security Council Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians.
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May 26, 2022
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