Although shared water resources can lead to competition, confrontation and even escalate into violent conflict, there is nonetheless considerable potential for cooperation in water management. There are international as well as local examples of water linking people.
This annual workshop of the Sustainable Land Management Network in Mountainous Region of the Mainland Southeast Asia (SLM-MMSEA), extending to Northeastern India serves as a sustainable land management forum from a wide range of disciplines and broad geographical areas in the region.
KOFF would like to offer the space to share and discuss past experiences and current challenges of applying conflict sensitivity and managing peacebuilding programmes.
The Finnish Environment Institute has already arranged two conferences on Climate and Water, the first one in 1989, the second one in 1998.
The International Peace Park designation legitimized a spirit of cooperation that has been used to seek ongoing designations and other forms of cooperation that may not have been anticipated at the time.
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.