Environment Critical to Peace, Says UN Environment Programme Report
Executive Director Achim Steiner To Discuss From Conflict to Peacebuilding at Wilson Center
- Civil conflicts with a link to natural resources are twice as likely to relapse within the first five years, yet fewer than 25 percent of the peace agreements address conflict-environment connections.
- As the global population and demand for resources continue to grow, conflicts over natural resources could intensify in the coming decades.
- New conflicts could be generated by climate change’s impacts on water availability and food security.
- Environmental issues can also contribute to peace: Carefully managed natural resources can jumpstart economic activity in countries recovering from war, and shared environmental concerns can provide a platform for cooperation between former combatants.
Steiner will be joined by U.S. Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment
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What: From Conflict to Peacebuilding: The Role of Natural Resources and the Environment (Report Launch)
Where: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 6th Floor Flom Auditorium
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.,
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The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in
Since 1994, the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program has explored the connections among environmental challenges and their links to conflict and security. http://www.wilsoncenter.org/ecsp
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