Though the bull market for metals and energy may be ending, global food prices remain stubbornly high.
The “thirst for oil” is often put forward as a near self-evident explanation behind military interventions in Libya, for instance, or Sudan. Oil, or the lack of oil, is also said to be behind the absence of intervention in Syria now and in Rwanda in 1994.
Climate change and conflict – what’s the relationship?
“That diamond upon your finger, say how came it yours?” asks Shakespeare’s Cymbeline.
The headline of every article about the relationship between climate change and conflict should be “It’s complicated,” according to Clionadh Raleigh.
Surging environmental crime, from illegal logging to elephant poaching, is worth up to $213 billion a year and is helping to fund armed conflicts while cutting economic growth, a U.N. and Interpol report said on Tuesday.
The World Economic Forum has published a new study on responsible na
Backdraft: The Conflict Potential of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
Water is a transboundary resource used by a large variety of actors. This leads to shared risks and can potentially induce conflict.
Utilizing transboundary conservation as a means to advance peacebuilding and environmental goals is no longer a new idea.
While the United Nations may be divided on certain issues, the need to prevent conflicts over natural resources such as water, land, oil or minerals is uniting experts inside and outside the UN system.
The World We Want is a joint initiative by the United Nations and civil society that comprises consultations on the world agenda after 2015, touching upon various issues relevant for development and sustainability.