Conflict Causes

 

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Linking Environment and Conflict Prevention: The Role of the United Nations.

Linking Environment and Conflict Prevention: The Role of the United Nations.

Source: Mason, S., A. Muller, A. Schnabel, R. Alluri, and C. Schmid (ETH Zurich and Swisspeace), 2008

Countries: Cambodia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jordan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Sudan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Extractive Resources

Added: 10/11/2013

 

The relevance of how environmental factors influence violent conflicts tends to be either exaggerated or underestimated. Moreover, climate change and oil are often emphasized as the most important environmental conflict factors as they are presently high on international agendas. This report argues that different types of environment-related conflicts must be...

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Understanding Environment, Conflict and Cooperation

Understanding Environment, Conflict and Cooperation

Source: UNEP, 2004

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Cooperation

Added: 10/11/2013

 

The present document represents UNEP’s response to the growing worldwide interest in further exploring the environment and security nexus and the contribution of timely and credible assessments to conflict prevention. In our consultations in January 2004, governments identified as a priority the need for scientific assessments of the link between...

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Environmental Conflict: An Anthology

Environmental Conflict: An Anthology

Source: Professor Paul F Diehl, Professor Nils Petter Gleditsch , 2000

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention

Added: 10/11/2013

 

This book is a collection of articles that deal with different aspects of the role of environmental factors in interstate and intrastate conflict. Specifically, the book considers the role of environmental change and degradation in promotion violent conflict, but also how cooperative efforts might forestall such undesirable consequences. In doing...

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The Political Ecology of War: Natural Resources and Armed Conflicts

The Political Ecology of War: Natural Resources and Armed Conflicts

Source: Philippe Le Billion, 2001

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Extractive Resources

Added: 10/11/2013

 

Throughout the 1990s, many armed groups have relied on revenues from natural resources such as oil, timber, or gems to substitute for dwindling Cold War sponsorship. Resources not only financed, but in some cases motivated conflicts, and shaped strategies of power based on the commercialisation of armed conflict and the...

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Breaking the Conflict Trap: Civil War and Development Policy

Breaking the Conflict Trap: Civil War and Development Policy

Source: Paul Collier (World Bank), 2003

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention

Added: 10/11/2013

 

Most wars are now civil wars. Even though international wars attract enormous global attention, they have become infrequent and brief. Civil wars usually attract less attention, but they have become increasingly common and typically go on for years. This report argues that civil war is now an important issue for...

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Environmental Peacemaking

Environmental Peacemaking

Source: Editors: Ken Conca and Geoffrey D. Dabelko , 2002

Topics: Conflict Causes, Cooperation

Added: 10/11/2013

 

How can environmental cooperation be used to bolster regional peace? A large body of research suggests that environmental degradation may catalyze violent conflict. Environmental cooperation, in contrast, has gone almost unexplored as a means of peacemaking, even though it opens several effective channels: enhancing trust, establishing habits of cooperation, lengthening...

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Natural Resources and Violent Conflict: Options and Actions

Natural Resources and Violent Conflict: Options and Actions

Source: Ian Bannon and Paul Collier (World Bank), 2003

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Governance

Added: 09/11/2013

 

Violent conflict can spell catastrophe for developing countries and their neighbors, stunting and even reversing the course of economic growth. Recent World Bank research on the causes of conflict and civil war finds that the countries most likely to be blighted by conflict are those whose economies depend heavily on...

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Land and Conflict Prevention

Land and Conflict Prevention

Source: John W. Bruce with Sally Holt (Initiative for Quiet Diplomacy), 2011

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Land

Added: 09/11/2013

 

Conflicts over land are not always the precursor to violence. Indeed they can be a positive force for catalytic change—when access is provided for the previously landless poor, for example. But, it is essential that they are actively and effectively managed to ensure peace is reinforced rather than threatened.Conflicts tend...

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From Conflict to Peacebuilding: The Role of Natural Resources and the Environment

From Conflict to Peacebuilding: The Role of Natural Resources and the Environment

Source: UNEP, 2009

Author(s): Richard Matthew, Oli Brown and David Jensen

Topics: Conflict Causes, Cooperation, Programming

Added: 04/11/2013

 

This report, which inaugurates a new policy series by UNEP on the environmental dimensions of disasters and conflicts, aims to summarize the latest knowledge and field experience on the linkages between environment, conflict and peacebuilding, and to demonstrate the need for those linkages to be addressed in a more coherent...

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Natural Resources and Peacebuilding: Is the United Nations United? [Video]

Natural Resources and Peacebuilding: Is the United Nations United? [Video]

Source: David Jensen / TEDx Geneva, 2013

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Programming

Added: 04/11/2013

 

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