Understanding Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation

This publication is the result of an ongoing collaboration between the UN Environmental Programme's Division of Early Warning and Assessment and the Environmental Change and Security Project at the Wilson Center, exploring the environment and security nexus.

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Understanding Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation

This publication is the result of an ongoing collaboration between UNEP and ECSP, exploring the environment and security nexus. Complete report.

Chapter One: Analyzing Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation

Richard Matthew, Mike Brklacich, and Bryan McDonald
This chapter identifies ten methodological, analytical, and substantive opportunities for future research, and five areas in which focused analysis could bolster policymaking.

Chapter Two: Institutionalizing Responses to Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation

Alexander Carius and Geoffrey D. Dabelko
Alexander Carius and Geoffrey D. Dabelko analyze gaps in institutional responses to environment and conflict.

Chapter Three: Early Warning and Assessment of Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation

Marc Levy and Patrick Philippe Meier
Marc Levy and Patrick Philippe Meier recommend that assessments and early warning systems integrate environmental variables more completely and effectively. The authors assert that the international system has little capacity to monitor and assess conflict and cooperation on environmental issues.

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