CEOBS and the PAX Environment, Peace, and Security Project jointly received 2023’s Al-Moumin Award from the Environmental Peacebuilding Association. Accepting the award on CEOBS’ behalf, Doug Weir discusses how CEOBS works to challenge the status of the environment as a silent victim in conflicts.
Chair’s summary of a state meeting in early 2023 that reviewed the measures that militaries could take to reduce their impact on the environment,
ICRC/NorCross | Making adaptation work: Addressing the compounding impacts of climate change, environmental degradation and conflict in the Near and Middle East
How the humanitarian consequences of environmental degradation and climate change are aggravated by armed conflict in the Near and Middle East, and which adaptation approaches are emerging to face the compounding impact using examples from Iraq, Syria and Yemen.
PAX | Axed and burned: How conflict-caused deforestation impacts environmental, socio-economic and climate resilience in Syria
The destruction of natural resources and damage to ecosystems has potentially severe consequences for the lives, livelihoods and future of Syrian citizens, as well as for the country’s climate resilience.
This report looks at the question of electricity access in relationship to South Sudan’s conflict and the unique options to help harness renewable energy as a tool for peace and development across the country.
Colombia SIPA | Energy and Water for Sovereignty: South Sudan’s Regional Diplomacy and the Geopolitics of the Nile Basin
Grievances over how to manage water, land, and oil played an indispensable role in three long civil wars that have left the citizens of South Sudan highly vulnerable to economic and environmental shocks.
3RP | Mainstreaming environmental sustainability and clean energy access in the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan
The Syria crisis continues to fuel the largest displacement crisis in the world. Ecological degradation and climate disruption are impacting and shaping the humanitarian and development operations that have been mounted in response.
A 240-mile canal to divert water from the White Nile and send it to Egypt would desiccate the world’s second largest wetland, impacting its rich wildlife and the rains on which the region depends.