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.
The World Water Week in Stockholm is the leading annual global meeting place for capacity-building, partnership-building, and follow-up on the implementation of international processes and programmes in water and development.
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.