Ecological resources shared across political boundaries can be a powerful avenue for peace-building.

The power of environmental diplomacy creates a holistic positive feedback effect which can combat political (Track-1) inertia in conflict zones. Our theory of change is that science diplomacy (Track-2) and public diplomacy (Track-3) can leverage change around the dominant discourse within conflict-ridden social ecological systems. We work with stakeholders to leverage artificial intelligence and open source geospatial technologies to bring about environmental security across food, energy, water, climate and public health domains. IEDS operates within a framework of six broad themes that captures its mission and vision:

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COP26 Glasgow University of Vermont Delegation

We are the UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP) 26 in Glasgow! Several in-person and virtual events are being held during the negotiations between October 31st and November 12th.

COP26 Resilience Hub

November 3, 2021

8am- 9am (GMT)

Building Resilience of Communities from Highlands to Oceans in the Face of Climate Crisis

Online: https://cop-resilience-hub.org/

COP26 Official Side Event

November 4, 2021

6:30-7:45 pm (GMT)

Building Resilience of Communities from Highlands to Oceans in the Face of Climate Crisis

IN-PERSON: Blue Zone, Media Hall

China Corporate Pavilion

November 10, 2021

1pm-4pm (GMT)

Securing Clean Water in Transboundary Indus, Jordan, Mekong and Amazon basins through Science and Environmental Diplomacy

IN-PERSON: Hall 4, Blue Zone

ONLINE: Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 846 7720 5170Passcode: 111111   

Find out more about our activities through the Transboundary Water In-Cooperation Network’s website.

Resilience Hub Live Stream

Research Themes

Featured Projects

Transboundary Water In-Cooperation Network

Transboundary Water In-Cooperation Network (TWIN) is a network of grassroots organizations, academic & scientific institutions, and individuals sharing a vision of clean water for all. Transboundary Water In-Cooperation Network (TWIN) is a network of grassroots organizations, academic & scientific institutions, and individuals sharing a vision of clean water for all. Our mission is to strengthen and mobilize existing organizational networks that work locally, nationally and globally towards ‘equitable and reasonable’ sharing water resources across borders.

Basin Resilience to Extreme Events

Vermont EPSCoR was awarded a Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1, $20M award on June 1, 2016 for research on Lake Champlain Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE).

Videos

Road to Geneva: Second Part on Opportunities and Challenges for Science Diplomacy

Panel Discussion on Transboundary Water with Asim Zia at UNFCCC COP 25

Contact Us

Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security
University of Vermont

146 University Place, Burlington, VT 05405, USA

Email: ieds@uvm.edu

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