Where in the world are communities facing the most pressing ecological threats? Which communities are best equipped to respond to these threats, and which ones are least likely to cope? How can the conflict prevention and climate change/conservation communities of practice come together to address compound risks created by fragility and environmental factors, especially at the local level?
On Thursday, October 14th at 10:00am ET, join AfP and leading voices from the fields of conservation, climate change response and adaptation, conflict prevention, and climate-fragility for a discussion on how communities can best build resilience against ecological threats. Examining the newly released second edition of the Institute for Economics and Peace's Ecological Threat Register, the conversation will discuss how we can bridge the gap between the traditionally siloed disciplines of conflict prevention and environmental programming and how to merge global-level evidence with local action at the community level.
Speakers will include:
Liz Hume, Acting CEO & President (opening remarks)
Cynthia Brady, Global Fellow and Senior Advisor, The Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program (moderator)
Michael Collins, Executive Director, The Americas, Institute for Economics and Peace
Francine Madden, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Center for Conservation Peacebuilding
John Furlow, Director, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia Climate School