ECSP Report 12
While the world focuses on war, authors in ECSP Report 12 argue that we should not miss the quiet – yet often more lethal – conflicts for shrinking resources, which are increasingly depleted by population growth, environmental degradation, poverty, and over-consumption.
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ECSP Report 12 analyzes conflicts over natural resources, which are increasingly depleted by population growth, environmental degradation, poverty, and over-consumption. Complete report.
ECSP Report 12 analyzes conflicts over natural resources, which are increasingly depleted by population growth, environmental degradation, poverty, and over-consumption. Table of Contents and Foreword.
Complete set of commentaries on population, health, environment, and conflict in Africa by Wangari Maathai, Marc Ravalomanana, John Katunga, Milline J. Mbonile, Nana K. Poku, Anthony Nyong, Kenneth Omeje, and Patricia Kameri-Mbote.
When we manage resources sustainably and practice good governance, we promote cultures of peace, says Wangari Maathai.
My dream is that we can build a strong economy, invest in our people, and maintain the nation’s precious natural treasures, writes the President of Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanana. Family planning lies at the heart of all of these efforts.
Confiscation and extraction of natural resources made war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo “a very lucrative business”.
The author describes how population growth and migration in Tanzania’s Pangani River basin—arguably the most waterstressed basin in the country—have intensified local water conflicts.
Sustained human development is an essential precondition for any effective response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa, Nana Poku writes.
Natural resource-related conflicts are the predominant types of conflict in northern Nigeria, according to research by Anthony Nyong. Predicted climactic changes will affect patterns of distribution and availability, and potentially further exacerbate conflict, he writes.
The author outlines the patterns of accumulation surrounding oil, and their implications for conflict in Nigeria.
Conflict and Cooperation: Making the Case for Environmental Pathways to Peacebuilding in the Great Lakes Region
The Great Lakes Region could be a potential model for a future worldwide initiative in environmental peacemaking, according to Patricia Kameri-Mbote.
The authors use population age structure and recent history of civil unrest to project risks of civil conflict into the future.
Alexander Carius identifies the conditions under which environmental cooperation best facilitates conflict transformation and peacebuilding, and which forms of negotiation or stakeholder participation have been particularly successful.
The series seeks to broaden understanding of health and population issues as part of the problem and part of the solution to instability challenges, as well as foster debate about the correlations between fragility and population dynamics.
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A compilation of key online resources for data on water and sanitation.