While human efforts have set several good examples in conservation movements, armed conflicts are posing challenges to these successes. In fact, armed conflicts not only wreak devastation and bring suffering to human beings, but also harm the environment and damage biodiversity.
The 9th International Riversymposium focuses on river management and the integration of science, business, institutions, and the community in managing the problems facing rivers, waterways, and catchments around the world. One of the main topics is the problem of climate change.
It might been taken as a sign of helplessness that some participants of the 4th World Water Forum in Mexico City proposed a peacekeeping force to solve future water conflicts around the world.
After numerous studies, future scenarios, and many warnings: decision makers in the EU have now understood the urgent need to start thinking about the energy future.
Transboundary cooperation in the Caucasus region plays a key role in promoting biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, and can contribute to peace and understanding in this ethnically diverse region.
A predicted drop in rainfall caused by global warming threaten rivers and other local sources of fresh water in Africa, according to a new study published by Science magazine in early March.
According to some experts, protecting natural resources and stabilizing population growth must be part of long-term solutions to today's violent conflicts. Others say the evidence does not support this strategy.
The International Crisis Group hosted the forum for action on Security, Development, and Forest Conflict in Brussels, 8-9 February 2006.
The Action Plan 'Civilian Crisis Prevention, Conflict Resolution and Post-Conflict Peace-Building' constitutes the most comprehensive framework for the German Federal Government's policy in this area to date.
Governments and aid organizations have to give climate change, environment, and energy a much more important role in their foreign policies.
The University for Peace (UPEACE), affiliated to the United Nations, is pleased to announce that applications are now invited for the Dual-Campus MA programme in Environmental Security and Peace, for the 2006 - 2007 academic year.
The "Symposium on Sustainable Development and Security: Challenges and Opportunities", which will be convened by Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE-EU) and Institute for Environmental Security (IES), is intended to raise the political issues with interested Members
Within the framework of the International Year of Deserts and Desertification (YDD), this "Symposium on Desertification and Global Change" by the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South will present an opportunity for an open debate involving researchers and development pract