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.
This course is organized by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Advanced Study Institute and aims at acquainting participants with an integrated approach for the monitoring and management of shared groundwater resources.
This two-day training organized by swisspeace is divided into parts: The first one will give an overview of different tools of participatory conflict analysis. Selected tools will be chosen and applied to a concrete case study. Their analytical advantages and disadvantages will be discussed.
By Jason Anderson, Samuela Bassi, Vanessa Aufenanger (Institute for European Environment Policy, IEEP) with contributions by Anja Köhne (WWF)
On 31 March 2006 the German federal cabinet finalized its first Report of the Federal Government to the German Parliament (Bundestag) on the implementation of the Action Plan "Civilian Crisis Prevention, Conflict Resolution and Post-Conflict Peace-Building".
More than eleven years after the 1994 genocide, Rwanda might be an internally pacified, but by far not unified nation. The new Country Risk Profile by FAST International, swisspeace’s early warning system, clearly shows this fact by focussing on one key issue - land.
Over the past several decades, civil, and ethnic wars have undermined prospects for economic and political development, destabilized entire regions of the globe, and left millions dead.
According to a recently published Christian Aid report, climate change is threatening development goals for billions of the world’s poorest people.
The Environment and Security (ENVSEC) Initiative, founded by the United Nation Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe in 2003, has concluded its second enlargement.