HOLDING Space for critical conversations
BRIDGING THE FIELDS
CLIMATE AND PEACE STRATEGY SESSION
ICP engaged 55 of Hawaiʻi’s foremost experts in the fields of peacebuilding and conflict transformation, indigenous and place-based knowledge, and climate resilience at a day-long strategy session on the links between global change and peace at local, national, and international levels.
WE ARE NOT CLIMATE REFUGEES: NAVIGATING CHANGE & BUILDING PEACE BETWEEN HAWAI’I AND MICRONESIA
The partnership of the Institute for Climate & Peace, Ceeds of Peace, Waiwai Collective, Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities, and We Are Oceania presented its first in a series of events to explore the intersection of climate change and peace. This first event was inspired by a key question: How can we in Hawaiʻi be more accepting, compassionate, and peaceful partners and hosts to our neighbors and newer migrants from Micronesia, whose homes are imperiled due to climate change?
ICP’s Co-Founder and Executive Director, Maxine Burkett, facilitated a conversation with Climate Warrior: His Excellency, President Anote Tong of Kiribati. The space provided a critical opportunity for community members to engage in productive dialogue around local climate impacts and learn from one of the first leaders in advocating for a more climate-resilient future.
MARGIN OF THE SEAS
ICP’s two Co-Founders, Maxine Burkett and Maya Soetoro-Ng, participated in a panel presentation on Climate Change & Social Justice with a focus on climate change crises and solutions. The panel is part of an annual series that values peace, greater global awareness and environmental stewardship from the perspective of arts and culture. Part of the conversation included highlights of ICP’s work to advance peace, greater diversity of ideas and achievable actions. “Worse than climate denial is climate despondency!”