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. Eight African leaders and scholars – including Nobel Peace Prize-winner Wangari Maathai – describe their continent's struggle with resource conflict. Population and health are also linked to conflict and fragile states, say report authors. But efforts to promote sustainability – and use natural resources as peacebuilding tools – could help turn deadly environments into safe, sustainable neighborhoods. Complete report.