Parallel to the beginning of the G8 summit in Heiligendamm, the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) submitted its report "Climate Change as Security Risk" to the federal government.
Fifteen years ago the five riparian countries of the Aral Sea basin signed a cooperation agreement and established the Interstate Commission for Water Coordination of Central Asia (ICWC).
The European Commission (EC) increasingly addresses environmental security. In Fall 2006, the Directorate-General for External Relations commissioned a study on the capacities of the EC to prevent and mitigate environment-related conflicts.
In response to the rising demand for biofuels in the upcoming years, the UN-wide initiative UN-Energy developed a policy framework for a sustainable biofuel industry. This is necessary not least because of the negative consequences an uncontrolled use of biofuels may have.
Is there value added in putting climate change on the security agenda? And is it at all correct to place climate change there? These were some of the questions addressed in a workshop organized by Germanwatch and Adelphi Research as part of the McPlanet.com 2007 congress.
Successful and sustainable natural resource management requires responsible governance and transparent payment flows – possible only through close cooperation between the private sector, civil society and governments.
May 7 marked the first day of the IUCN Protected Areas Categories Summit, in Almería, Spain.
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in collaboration with UNCTAD will host a half-day seminar on Revenue Transparency and Natural Resource Extraction - progress and challenges of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.
The tenth in a series of meetings coordinated by Chatham House and funded by DFID, the next illegal logging update meeting will be held on the 9th and 10th of July 2007. These meetings are free and open to all, but registration is essential.
Organized by the International Tropical Timber Organization and Rights and Resources Group, this conference will bring together about 250 leaders of forest communities, public forest agencies, forest industry and conservation groups to share experiences in community forest management and enterpri
The World Water Week "Progress and Prospects on Water: Striving for Sustainability in a Changing World" in Stockholm is the leading annual global meeting place for capacity-building, partnership-building and follow-up on the implementation of international processes and programmes in water and de
The linkages between gender, environment and conflict have so far not been studied in detail. Environmental changes and conflicts impact men and women differently in the light of their gender roles and socio-cultural situation.
by Nora Holzmann, Suedwind-Agentur
Women and men experience conflicts differently. Their experiences, needs, rights and the options available to them differ according to socio-culturally defined gender roles.