Environment, Conflict and Peacebuilding
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 resource management and other environmental factors are linked to violent conflicts in a variety of ways often obscured by more visible issues, such as ethnic tension and power politics.
Our experts focus on what can be done about these connections. Namely, they provide a better understanding of how policy-makers and practitioners, working in conflict-affected and high-risk areas, can ensure their work is sustainable and supports the transition from fragility to peace.
Natural resource management is often a source of conflict.
Managing Climate Risks in Fragile States
This research aims to provide guidance on how to simultaneously achieve peacebuilding and climate-resilience objectives in practice.
Conservation and Migration in the Great Lakes Region of Africa
Migration has been used for centuries as a means of adapting to and coping with change in the Great Lakes region of Africa.
The NAP Process and Peacebuilding
This briefing note explores the importance and difficulties of bringing adaptation planning and peacebuilding agendas together in contexts of fragility and instability. It will also highlight some of the countries that have already begun to integrate conflict considerations into their adaptation planning processes.
Migration and Conservation: A toolkit for conservation and development practitioners
This toolkit helps conservation practitioners assess the impacts of human migration on critical ecosystems.
Migration and Climate Change
Trade, Aid and Security: An agenda for peace and development
Building Peace and Climate Resilience: Aligning peacebuilding and climate adaptation in fragile states
Failure to integrate climate adaptation considerations into peacebuilding plans and post-conflict development agendas can undermine the long-term viability of both.
Increasing conflict in Afghanistan related to ongoing climate change, experts say
'Climate change is not about natural disasters. It is a social disaster,' says former climate negotiator.
Can You Build Peace and Adapt to Climate Change at the Same Time?
The scale of the humanitarian crisis in Somalia is immense. It has also been described as the most vulnerable country in the world to climate change. Adaptation planning must start now.
Climate Security and Peacebuilding in a Time of Converging Crises
While rarely in and of itself a sole driver of violence, climate change impacts can exacerbate traditional drivers of conflict. The international community must come together to help.
Merging the Poverty and Environment Agendas
Climate change, conflict, and COVID-19 are forcing a reassessment of how we eradicate poverty while addressing a planetary emergency.
Clean Power With a Clean Conscience
Lowering our carbon footprint cannot come at the expense of people in the world’s most vulnerable places.
The Environmental Consequences of COVID-19 in Fragile States
The COVID-19 pandemic could have severe impacts on the environment in fragile states, compounding the challenges faced by their governments and their populations. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
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