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SIPRI’s Environment of Peace initiative supports artists at COP28

Ruiz, Pedro. “Emperador Azul (Blue Emperor)”.
Ruiz, Pedro. “Emperador Azul (Blue Emperor)”.


SIPRI, through its Environment of Peace initiative, is proud to support an online storybook that is being launched at the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28).

Today, 3 December, the international grassroots project طبعة الطبيعة | Nature Footprints launches a multimedia storybook of artwork that explores the intersection of environmental shocks, conflict and peacebuilding. A physical exhibition of the storybook opened on 30 November in the Blue Zone at COP28. Featuring work from 19 artists, the storybook showcases the impact of environmental and climate change on communities and conflict around the world.

The exhibition will run for the duration of COP28, and the organizers intend to tour the artworks, with one stop including the 2024 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development. The storybook will remain online and will be shared with a diverse audience working on climate change, conflict and peace. 

SIPRI’s Environment of Peace initiative has provided support to the project as part of its aim to raise awareness with policymakers of the interconnections between climate change and conflict. The project is managed by the Environmental Peacebuilding Association and Geneva Peacebuilding Platform with support from SIPRI, the PeaceNexus Foundation and the World Bank. 

Click here to visit the multimedia storybook.

About SIPRI’s Environment of Peace initiative

The Environment of Peace initiative was established in May 2020 to assemble the latest research on how climate change and environmental degradation impact international peace and security. The research team consisted of over 30 people from around the world and was guided by an international expert panel and a panel of youth experts.

Click here to read more about SIPRI’s Environment of Peace initiative.