ICP was created in response to the 21st centuryÕs increasing threat to the accomplishment of humanityÕs fundamental goal: peace. Global climate change, dwindling biodiversity, and fickle water resources are among the chief environmental challenges that will increasingly undermine peace building effortsÑfrom the community level to the global arena. By coupling positive peacebuilding problem-solving methods with rigorous climate change research and resilience strategies, we equip decision makers at all scales with the tools needed to respond to the climate crisis, reduce social friction, and build social cohesion through locally-based and culturally-appropriate responses. We execute programming across the following methodologies to advance tailored, community-grounded solutions toward a climate-resilient and peaceful future.
Inform and learn from impacted stakeholders and young leaders about evolving climate impacts and efforts to build peace. Facilitate dialogue between communities facing emerging threats and negotiate transformative responses that enhance peace and solidarity. Identify and craft climate resilience and peace-building policy solutions that help communities thrive amid uncertainty.