Caux Dialogue on Land and Security (CDLS)
17 - 21 July, 2018


Landscapes of Peace: land restoration for conflict resolution



Discover the 2018 programme here.


Peace, development and environmental sustainability are usually promoted separately. However, they can often only be achieved together. The Caux Dialogue for Land and Security 2018 aims to deepen understanding of the links between land degradation and human security and to build the trust needed for effective ‘land-peace’ partnerships on the ground.  

How can we deepen the links between land restoration and peacebuilding for human security and flourishing eco-systems?

This event is for land restoration experts and practitioners, emerging leaders and young entrepreneurs, policy-makers and decision-makers concerned with environment and conflict, experts and researchers in security studies, activists and community organizers who want to find solutions to land issues around the world.



This event seeks to: 
  • bring stakeholders together in an atmosphere of mutual trust to facilitate partnerships for land restoration
  • advocate policies and practices which favour peace and land restoration, and draw on Initiatives of Change’s long experience in trust-building and reconciliation
  • promote changes in human relationships and attitudes as a key condition for both peace and land restoration
Topics addressed:
  • Land restoration
  • Trust, peacebuilding and security
  • Investment and business initiatives
  • Policy and governance
  • Community initiatives and collaborations



What past participants say

The dialogue that I have joined this week has been exceptional in that it provides a restful, safe and neutral place for people to really explore what the issues are in a way that is going to change the world.

Gina Pattisson, Development Director, Commonland

I enjoyed the event and have gained a lot of insight from discussions with many participants, young and old!

Martin Lees, former Secretary General of Club of Rome and Member of Gorbachev High Level Task Force on Climate Change

We’ve been introduced to organizations deeply trusted by local communities, so they are natural partners for introducing technology we believe has huge potential. They are a great bridge between what we’re building and what we hope to achieve – massive reforestation.

Matthew Ritchie, representatives of BioCarbon Engineering, CDLS 2016



The event will start on Tuesday 17 July and will end on Saturday 21 July. Registration for this event will open on 1 March 2018.


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Caux Dialogue on Land and Security was created by Initiatives for Land, Lives and Peace, a programme of Initiatives of Change International.