Several high-profile reports in the last few months have suggested that climate change and natural resource scarcity contributed to the events that have rocked the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) since December 2010.
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.
Two of the three main objectives of the Red Sea-Dead Sea canal project grapple with how to “save the Dead Sea” and “build a symbol of peace in the region.” With Israeli-Palestinians relations and the Dead Sea at an all time low, questions arise whether the 'Red-Dead Canal’ (as it is known in envi
The issue of oil and its impact on people and their land was discussed by civil society, the oil industry and representatives from the Congolese government at a two day conference in Kinshasa, co-organized by WWF-Democratic Republic of Congo.
In the fall of 2012 newspapers around the world reported on a Wikileaks document, surreptitiously acquired from Stratfor, the Texas security company, revealing Egyptian and Sudanese plans to build an airstrip for bombing a dam in the Blue Nile River Gorge in Ethiopia.
"Security begins" is a short film exploring what 'security' can mean, by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
Across India, where I live and work, I can clearly see the connection between land rights and peace and security.
With respect to personal safety and security: 12 percent of all murders here are related to conflicts over land.
Conflicts around natural resources have a long history in Indonesia. Current observations confirm an alarming increase in conflicts, mainly at the local level. These are not only increasing in frequency, but also in terms of intensity, leading to violent and sometimes fatal incidents.
In recent weeks, militants in Pakistan have escalated their hostile rhetoric toward India. The subject of their ire is water.
27 August 2012 - Carmelo Aguilera steadies the dugout canoe as his 11-year-old son, Juan Gabriel, stands precariously and aims his bow and arrow toward the Secure River below.