Nobel Peace Prize recognizes Hunger as Weapon of War

Gina Torry, Director of the International Center for Dialogue and Peacebuilding, told the Star Tribune: “In today’s conflicts, conventional weapons of war, such as guns and explosives, are no longer the only weapon of choice. Intentional starvation of civilian populations is a method and tactic of conflict used to achieve political and military objectives. We’ve seen this, for instance, in Syria, Yemen and Libya. Weaponized starvation exacerbates conflict and disproportionately harms women, children and the elderly.”

Earth Day Climate Communiqué (full text)

Oslo, 22 April 2019 — Alongside the United Nations 24th annual climate conference, the Nobel Peace Prize Forum gathered some of the world’s foremost climate leaders in Oslo who discussed climate change as a matter of international peace and security and how climate-smart finance, cities and subnational actors could drive significant change forward in meeting the targets of the Paris Agreement (2015), to limit global warming to 1.5ºC. On Earth Day 2019, they issued this Joint Communiqué.

The Resilience Intel Charter

San Francisco, 12 September 2018 — The Resilience Intel initiative is the primary operational outcome of the Acceleration Dialogues, a series of high-level climate action roundtables we have been supporting. ICDP supports the Resilience Intel Charter, because we view the work of aligning financial investment priorities with the health and resilience of natural systems as a system-level peacebuilding imperative.