Developing, managing, and sharing knowledge on natural resources, conflict, and peacebuilding
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Source: NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security, 2011
Author(s): Ashok Swain and Florian Krampe
Topics: Land, Peace and Security Operations, Programming
The chapter aims to highlight the importance of efficient management of the environment in providing stable and sustainable peace to a post-conflict society. An attempt has been made to give selected cases where sustainable economic development is neglected and short-term, situational development is favored in post-conflict peacebuilding systems. The negative outcome of this approach has been the pollution of the environment, and also, in some instances creating further conflicts and insecurity in the society. In order to avoid these negative consequences, three policy recommendations – good governance, inter-state cooperation and early warning systems – have been elaborated for how to address and successfully overcome the environmental threats to sustainable peace – hence, how sustained stability can be brought into post-conflict systems.