At the 10th December Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) received the 2007 Nobel Prize for peace in Oslo. Below you find the main part of the Presentation Speech by Professor Ole Danbolt Mjøs, Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
The recently published book "Peace Parks. Conservation and Conflict Resolution" edited by Saleem H. Ali, examines the ways in which environmental cooperation in multijurisdictional conservation areas may help resolve political and territorial conflicts.
The British NGO International Alert (IA) estimates that the consequences of climate change coupled with poverty and poor governance could lead to an increase in armed conflict in 46 countries with a total population of 2.7 billion.
It's a common situation: Two riparian states sharing one transboundary aquifer cannot yield the highest joint payoff from using the shared water resources, because they are pumping water without consulting the other, instead of following a cooperative strategy.
Global warming, environmental degradation and the potential for conflict growing out of competition over dwindling resources are the topics analyzed in the fourth Global Environmental Outlook: environment for development (GEO-4), recently published by the United Nations Environmental Programme (U
The creation of an international organization (IO) for global resource management looks unlikely. The interests of importers and exporters are too divergent to permit such a scenario, as is the global distribution of resources.
Transboundary governance of joint water resources is a challenge. In the case of the Dead Sea, however, conflicting interests appear to pitch governments against environmentalists rather than the three riparians against each other.
The National Council for Science and the Environment organizes the 8th National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment to develop and advance science-based solutions to climate change.
The workshop, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and organized jointly by the German Development Institute (DIE, Bonn) and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS, Sussex), will concentrate on one of the big issues of our time: the rise of China and India and the challenges which this presents
Announced by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and the University of Oslo, with the support of the Global Environmental Change and Human Security (GECHS) project, this two day international conference wants to consider strategies for adapting to climate change, in particular to explo
This conference will be the eighth event in the series of annual European Conferences on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, and the first International Conference of the Social-Ecological Research Programme.