Environmental Peacebuilding Events

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Troubled Waters: Anticipating, Preventing, and Resolving Conflict Around Fisheries

May 15, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Dwindling fish populations in Southeast Asia have reduced incomes, lowered food security, increased poverty, and led to the use of destructive fishing technologies like dynamite and cyanide. This event is part of ECSP's "New Horizons at the Nexus of Conflict, Natural Resources, and Health" meeting series.
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Future Shock: How Environmental Change and Human Impact Are Changing the Global Map

March 04, 2008 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Four expert speakers examine the security threats posed by global phenomena including migration, demographic change, water scarcity, and environmental degradation, seeking to shed light on the causes of certain conflicts and help governments prevent domestic and regional upheaval.
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The Power of Local Natural Resource Governance in Conflict Contexts

February 28, 2008 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Panelists discuss how local natural resource management efforts can strengthen local governance and help prevent violent conflict from erupting. The event is the second in ECSP's "New Horizons at the Nexus of Conflict, Natural Resources, and Health" meeting series.
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Innovative Partnerships for Peace: The Role of Extractive Industries in Resource-Based Conflict Prevention and Mitigation

January 09, 2008 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Panelists analyze existing frameworks for preventing resource-based conflict and present Latin American case studies in which extractive industry companies have attempted to promote peace and stability.
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Book Discussion: Peace Parks: Conservation and Conflict Resolution

November 07, 2007 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Peace Parks seeks to rigorously examine one way in which the environment can be harnessed to resolve disputes or build peace: transboundary peace parks.
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Examining Environmental Links to Peace and Conflict in Sudan: The UN Environment Programme's Sudan Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment

September 21, 2007 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Efforts to end the ongoing violence in Darfur and build on the 2005 peace agreement must consider how environmental problems such as deforestation, drought, and desertification affect the balance between peace and conflict.
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Creating Opportunities for Peace Through Regional Trade in the African Great Lakes Region

September 10, 2007 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
There is a strong regional and international market for the minerals and forest products extracted from the Great Lakes countries. The challenge is for this lucrative trade to directly benefit the majority of the people living in the region, rather than the corrupt few who have typically exploited these resources.
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Beyond Disasters: Creating Opportunities for Peace

June 28, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Co-authors of the new Worldwatch report, Beyond Disasters: Creating Opportunities for Peace, presented some of their main findings on how natural disasters in conflict zones can foster or hinder peace.

Reception: Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation Exhibition

April 03, 2007 // 5:30pm7:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Environmental issues have played a part in some of world's worst conflicts, but they can also help build peace. These issues are the focus of a multimedia exhibit created by Berlin's Adelphi Research.
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Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation

April 03, 2007 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Better management of natural resources could pave a path for peace in war-torn societies, or, conversely, mismanagement could trigger a relapse back into conflict.

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