An increased understanding of the relationship between environment and conflict can result from integrating physical data with conflict data.
In many places of the world today the environment is under heavy pressure. In some places the situation is even worse because of armed conflicts. To address these challenges, the Institute for Environmental Security has launched the Peace and Sustainability Sessions.
Interdependencies between environment, development, and conflict prevention have gained significant importance on the international agenda over the past years. Energy, climate policy and responsible resource management are priorities of the German EU Council and G8 presidencies in 2007.
RUSI was founded in 1831. Its original mission was to study naval and military science, what Clausewitz called the 'art of war'. It still does so: developments in military doctrine, defence management and defence procurement remain central elements in the Institute's work.
World in Transition. Climate Change as a Security Risk. London and Sterling (NOTE: 20MB).
Climate Change: A New Threat to Middle East Security. EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East.