Natural resources often lie at the heart of wars and civil strife. Global trends such as population growth, climate change and environmental degradation place a significant, and often unsustainable pressure on the natural resource base, such as minerals, land and water. Good governance of natural resources and environmental protection are seen as key ingredients for peace and post-conflict development. This international academic conference will focus on the role of natural resources in preventing, managing and resolving violent conflict.
Join the Security and Sustainability Forum and hosts – the National Council on Science and the Environment, the Willdan Group and the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University – in a free webinar that explores the challenges and opportunities in meeting food, water and energy goals in developed and developing nations on a changing planet. Panelists include Alan Hecht, EPA, Steve Cohen, the Earth Institute, Robert Engelman, Worldwatch Institute.
This E3G study draws attention to the fact that cities are ill-prepared to face possible climate change impacts. Little knowledge of local impacts exists, very few cities have an adequate adaptation strategy and most of them also lack resources to improve resilience. The authors call for more support and better risk governance with clear responsibilities in order to respond to these challenges.
Water, energy and food: Each sector is marked by existing or future scarcities and will be faced with great challenges in the coming decades and shed light on planetary boundaries.
We run the risk of losing the battle for water and sanitation in many cities around the world.
Community-led solutions to the challenges of climate change are creating more resilient city infrastructure, researchers have found.
Though the bull market for metals and energy may be ending, global food prices remain stubbornly high.
The clamor of indigenous peoples for recognition of their ancestral lands resounded among the delegates of 195 countries at the climate summit taking place in the Peruvian capital.
Climate change and food insecurity are "threat multipliers", and 32 countries dependent on farming face an "extreme risk" of conflict or civil unrest in the next 30 years, a global analytics firm said on Wednesday.
It is commonly heard today that small farmers produce most of the world's food. But how many of us realise that they are doing this with less than a quarter of the world's farmland, and that even this meagre share is shrinking fast?