Programme in printable version here

Monday, December 11th 2017
08.30 Welcome coffee
09:00 Opening of the workshop, Rauno Sairinen, professor, University of Eastern Finland
09:30 Silja Halle, UN Environment Programme, Programme Officer, Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch: “Environmental peacebuilding: A perspective from UN Environment”
Päivi Lujala, Professor, University of Oulu: “Building or Spoiling Peace? High-value natural resources in post-conflict peacebuilding”
10:30 Comment: Pekka Haavisto, Member of Finnish Parliament
10:45 Discussion
11:00 Break
11:15 Lasse Peltonen, Professor, environmental conflict resolution, University of Eastern Finland: “Duelling scientists and Policy-based evidence-making; How to deal with contested knowledge claims in Environmental Conflicts?”
11:45 Diana Arbelaez-Ruiz, Researcher, University of Queensland, Sustainable Minerals Institute: “Indigenous peacebuilding and mining in a post-conflict setting: a case study from Colombia”
12:15 Discussion
12:30 Lunch

Thematic discussion and group work: approaches and capacities

  • What approaches and methods are needed to govern, manage or mediate natural resource environmentally driven conflicts and tensions?
  • What kind of capacities and expertise do we need to effectively address conflicts driven by environmental and natural resource issues?
  • How should we enhance this capacity in Finland?
          (Coffee served during the working session)
15:00 Joint discussion – where do we go from here?
15:20 Final reflections – Rauno Sairinen and Lasse Peltonen
15:30 Closing of the workshop