Environmental Degradation, Climate Change, and Mass Violence: Ecocide and Law

Environmental Degradation, Climate Change, and Mass Violence Panel Series


26. Januar 2021 - 13:00


26. Januar 2021 - 14:00

In conjunction with an upcoming special issue of Genocide Studies and Prevention of the same title, the International Association of GenocideScholars (IAGS) is sponsoring three panel discussions for the purposes of sharing ideas, building connections, and highlighting the interdisciplinarity of this subject. This event is co-sponsored with the Environmental Peacebuilding Association (EnPAx) and is part of the Road to Geneva.

Each panel will focus broadly on a sub-topic under the umbrella of environmental conflict & security, with the acknowledgement that these topics are intertwined.

The Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict in Germany will host the second panel, which will highlight issues of international law and ecocide. This panel will discuss the legal defense of the environment and its inherent value, with a historical and future focus, acknowledging the unprecedented challenges in the face of climate change.