What is it? Is there any hope for the planet in today’s worrying geopolitical situation?
Where? Come to the Peace Institute or participate online
How? Register by 8 January 2024 to firstname.lastname@example.org. The number of physical seats is limited. Indicate whether you participate online or in person. A link will be provided upon registration.
Despite threats to the international order, environmental issues can provide a crucial platform for dialogue and cooperation, regardless of political views or ideologies. It is based on the realisation that without coordinated management of shared natural resources, everyone will lose. For this to succeed, we need civil society engagement and political leadership.
Simon Holmström is an environmental expert who, after four years in politics and a steady commitment to criminalising ecocide – large-scale environmental degradation – has taken on one of the hottest environmental campaigns of our time: fighting deep-sea mining. We will look at how this example illustrates the complex dynamics and challenges of today’s global environmental negotiations and its impact on the management of our global commons. Simon Holmström now works in Brussels on deep sea mining issues for the organisation Seas at Risk.