Environment, Conflict and Peace

Environment, Conflict and Peace

 

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Overview

This course creates a learning environment for students to understand, analyze and critically engage with the questions and debates at the nexus of environment, conflict and peace. The course has into three main sections: theory and concepts, the human dimension, and governance and innovation. In the first third of the course, students study the role of scarcity and violent conflict, the environment and security, environmental conflict resolution and peacebuilding, conflict recurrence and prevention, environmental peacebuilding including trust-building and benefit sharing. The course then examines weapons and the environment; land management and conflict; refugees and livelihoods; and climate change, energy and violent conflict. The course finishes by looking at global governance, war economies, conflict cooperation and eco-system management, water and war, and nongovernmental organizations and peacebuilding. 

 

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