Join the live ceremony for the Al-Moumin Award on Environmental Peacebuilding at PAX 

Image: Mohammed Abdullah/PAX

September 11, 2023

On September 19 2023, PAX will receive the Al Moumin Award for Thought Leadership in Environmental Peacebuilding by the Environmental Peacebuilding Association (EnvPAX). 

PAX receives the award for their ongoing leadership in monitoring, quantifying, and redressing the environmental impacts of war. Over the last decade, PAX has invested in building evidence to inform decision making and norm building on protecting the environment in relation to armed conflicts. We receive this award together with the Conflict and Environment Observatory (CEOBS).   

Joined ceremony in Utrecht and London

The ceremony will take place both in Utrecht and in London. In Utrecht PAX will welcome the Director of the Environmental Peacebuilding Association, Carl Bruch. The event in London will be hosted by King’s College. The award will be handed over officially and followed by a series of lectures and discussion with PAX and CEOBS.   

They are joined by renowned experts from the UN Environment Program headquarters in Nairobi to reflect on the development of the discourse around protection of the environment in armed conflict, on challenges and opportunities that lay ahead, and on how to implement environmental peacebuilding in practice.  

For PAX, the journey of environmental peacebuilding started in Iraq and therefore we have invited Salman Khairalla from the Iraqi environmental group Human Dijala and Maha Yassin from the American University in Suleymaniyah in our panel. From their expertise on environment and climate change, they will reflect on the environmental consequences of the wars, and how the climate crisis is posing serious new security challenges.  

Register to participate

The event on the 19 of September starts at 13:30 at PAX offices in Utrecht. To register for online participation in the event, click here. If you wish to be present at this event in person, please send an email to Note that there is a limited number of places available. We will notify you if you can join us in person.  For more information, check

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