Caux Dialogue on Environment and Security

01-05 July 2020

Please note: Due to the risks related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), registrations for this year's Caux Forum are currently on hold. The Caux Forum dates are therefore subject to change. Please stay tuned as more information will be made available soon.

 

Climate change and the collapse of ecosystems threaten human livelihoods, while at the same time exacerbating conflict over access to land and natural resources.

The Summer Academy on Land, Security and Climate is a response to this unprecedented challenge. It brings practitioners, policy makers, financiers and researchers together with renowned experts in the fields of natural resource management, conflict transformation and climate change adaptation and finance.

From 1 - 5 July 2020, the Summer Academy will delve deeply into these inter-linked issues and explore solutions - international agreements, financial mechanisms, technological tools and grass-roots action - together with the skills of collaboration and trustbuilding required to implement them.

 

Summer Academy 2019

 

What past participants said

Thank you so much for creating the safe space to think through the challenges of environmental security in our world today. - NGO programme director, UK/Somalia.

A great exchange. - FAO programme manager, Syria/Turkey.

A fantastic initiative; I am excited by where this is going and the potential to scale up and replicate solutions that have been tested at local level. -  Africa Climate Change Fund Coordinator, African Development Bank

I take these learnings very close to my heart in everything I do going forward. -  PhD student, Portugal.

 

Summer Academy 2019 Garrity

 

When and where

The course, which is co-designed by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and the Land, Lives and Peace programme of Initiatives of Change International, takes place on 1 - 5 July 2020 at the Maison de la Paix in Geneva, and the IofC international conference centre in Caux-sur-Montreux, Switzerland, within the framework of the 'Caux Dialogue on Environment and Security'.

Spaces are limited. Some sponsorship is available. Early registration in recommended.

 

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