Environment, Conflict and Peacebuilding
Promoting the role of ecosystem management and natural resource governance is necessary to moving fragile societies onto pathways of resilience.
The connections between environmental issues and conflict are many and complex. Environmental factors themselves are rarely, if ever, the sole cause of violence. But natural resources and other environmental factors are linked to violent conflict in a variety of ways often obscured by more visible issues, such as ethnic tension and power politics. Our experts reveal the links among environmental change, natural resources and security. We also focus on what can be done about these links: namely, trying to better understand how peacebuilding practitioners, working in fragile states, can integrate climate risks and considerations into their work to ensure that it is sustainable and that it supports the transition from fragility to peace.
Building Transboundary Water Security
This article highlights a new generation of transboundary agreements that aim to integrate wider freshwater benefits, notably ecosystem functions. It also points to the need for holistic approaches to freshwater management moving forward, as countries turn towards implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.Read More
Migration and Conservation: A toolkit for conservation and development practitioners
This toolkit helps conservation practitioners assess the impacts of human migration on critical ecosystems.Read More
How Should Conservation Actors Approach Migration?
Migration has always been an important strategy for coping with variability and change in Africa’s Great Lakes region.Read More