This "4th Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes" will mark a milestone in the history of the Water Convention: the 10th anniversary of its entry into force.
This 3rd Future Environmental Trends Conference will focus on challenges for sustainable development that arise from the nexus between energy, environment, and poverty.
The Institute for Environmental Security (IES) in The Hague has launched a report compiling an overview of different governments’ and organisations’ strategies regarding environment and security.
UNEP’s recently published report "Africa Environment Outlook 2 – Our Environment, Our Wealth (AEO-2)" shows how Africa’s environmental resources are an asset that can support the region’s development as well as the objectives of the African Union (AU) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Developm
The international community’s experience in post conflict transition is much broader than its experience in adequately applying preventive measures. This is partly due to the cumbersome implementation of general guidelines on preventive peacebuilding to specific local action.
In May this year an important event went largely unnoticed: the German Bundestag ratified an international convention containing key norms for preventing potential water conflicts.
"Environmental Cooperation as an Instrument of Crisis Prevention and Peacebuilding: Conditions for Success and Constraints" is the title of a new paper published by the Berlin based think-tank Adelphi Consult and commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
The current Finnish EU Presidency will have to increase understanding both inside the EU and globally regarding the emerging environmental security challenges.
Recent heat waves in the United States and Europe, drought in Africa, and severe monsoons in Asia are examples for extreme weather events that emphasise the increasing urgency to better manage climate variability.
The focus of the G8 meeting in St. Petersburg in July was supposedly on energy security, but the meeting instead was overshadowed by the violence in Lebanon, Israel, and the Gaza Strip.