ECSP at the Johannesburg Summit

Aug 27, 2002

As part of the international Environment, Development, and Sustainable Peace Initiative, ECSP co-hosted a roundtable to facilitate dialogue among Southern and Northern perspectives on sustainable resource management, conflict prevention, and peace promotion. Key points emerging from the debate included:

  • The environment and security debate focuses mainly on the environmental
    causes of conflict and needs to shift towards mechanisms to promote
    peace. Further attention needs to be given to environmental cooperation
    as a tool for confidence building, looking at the specific mechanisms
    and means to promote peace.
  • Policy initiatives on conflict prevention and mitigation that address
    environmental conflicts in the South require a sustained integration of
    Southern perspectives.

    Click here for more on the Environment, Development, and Sustainable
    Peace Initiative Roundtable at the Johannesburg World Summit.

    Click here for ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko's assessment of environment,
    population and security issues at the Johannesburg World Summit.

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