Climate and environment - a key to sustainable peace

Fishermen in East Timor

Access to water and sanitation has been an important issue in the conflict in East Timor. Photo: Yeowatzup, Flickr.

Of: Florian Krampe and Karolina Eklöw

Although climate and environmental issues are often central to conflicts, they are often forgotten in peace processes. Examples from Colombia, East Timor and Iraq show that land, water and climate change are crucial issues for achieving lasting peace, write Karolina Eklöw and Florian Krampe from the research institute Sipri.

October 18, 2018, Debate

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