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TOOLKIT AND GUIDANCE FOR PREVENTING AND MANAGING LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES CONFLICT

Abstract: 
With a growing concern over climate change, managing conflicts that are related to natural resources are becoming more critical. The world population continues to grow, as does our level of consumption of natural resources and other goods. Resources like freshwater, land, forests, and wildlife are becoming more threatened and overexploited. Depletion of these renewable natural resources coupled with climate change threaten human health and well being, and can increase threats to human security, peace, and development. This is especially true in developing countries, and those with new or unstable governments. How do we address this growing insecurity? First, we need to understand the key drivers of conflict over these renewable resources. We then need to identify the role that UN or EU policies and projects can play in these situations. This report covers the available knowledge and best practices collected from past operations, and aims “to catalyze a common, coordinated, and strategic response by the UN and EU…to prevent and manage conflicts over renewable natural resources.”
Institution: 
UN Interagency Framework Team for Preventative Action
Year: 
2012
Input By: 
Kathleen Schwind
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Other Services
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Events
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Theory/Definition