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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This publication is the result of an ongoing collaboration between UNEP and ECSP, exploring the environment and security nexus. Complete report.
This chapter identifies ten methodological, analytical, and substantive opportunities for future research, and five areas in which focused analysis could bolster policymaking.
Alexander Carius and Geoffrey D. Dabelko analyze gaps in institutional responses to environment and conflict.
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.