State of the World 2005 Global Security Brief #6: Promoting Environmental Cooperation as a Peace-Building Tool
Source: Worldwatch Institute, 2005
Author(s): Ken Conca, Alexander Carius, and Geoffrey Dabelko
Environmental degradation triggers intense social conflict that is sometimes accompanied by violence. Pollution, natural resource depletion, and the rapid conversion of coastlines, wetlands, watersheds, and forests can have dramatically negative consequences for communities that depend on them for livelihoods and healthy environments. For example, the World Commission on Dams estimated...