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 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.