Civil Society
Global Issues
Global Witness

For years, land and environmental defenders have been the first line of defence against climate breakdown. Yet despite clearer evidence than ever of the crucial role they play, far too many businesses, financiers and governments fail to safeguard their vital and peaceful work. 

Cities
Sub-Saharan Africa
Europe
ODI
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Human mobility plays an important role in the shaping of the world's urban centers. These four infographics, prepared by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), highlight urban human mobility trends, focusing on Africa and Europe.

Civil Society
Climate Change
Conflict Transformation
Energy
Environment & Migration
Gender
Water
Global Issues
Peace Science Digest

For researchers looking into global security dynamics, it is becoming increasingly difficult to overlook climate change as a threat multiplier in conflict situations. While climate change may not directly cause conflict, it may be inextricably woven into pre-existing conflicts of power, ethnicity, and economic interest. Understading the role of climate-related impacts on security is therefore crucial for global peace.

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Climate Diplomacy
Forests
Security
South America
Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Instituto Igarapé
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In order to help address escalating violence, UN Environment has launched the UN Initiative for Environmental Defenders. This brief analyses the initiative and looks into how member states can support peace by engaging in environmental diplomacy, with a focus on Brazil.

Adaptation & Resilience
Cities
Climate Change
Development
Energy
Environment & Migration
Land & Food
Security
Water
Global Issues
PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

This new report by the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency in collaboration with the Clingendael Institute and other Dutch research institutes points to pressure on security and migration arising from too little, too much or polluted water. Many integrated solutions are possible to divert this trend towards a sustainable and climate-resilient world.

Cities
Civil Society
Climate Change
Energy
Forests
Land & Food
Minerals & Mining
Water
Global Issues
World Resources Institute

Working with over 30 partners, the World Resources Institute (WRI) has recently launched the Resource Watch. The platform provides a wide array of data sets on various sustainability topics, ranging from food security to urban climate challenges.

Civil Society
Conflict Transformation
Private Sector
Security
Global Issues
United Nations and World Bank

This book is a joint United Nations and World Bank study that looks at how development processes can better interact with diplomacy and mediation, security and other tools to prevent conflict from becoming violent.

Adaptation & Resilience
Cities
Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Security
Global Issues
Janani Vivekananda, adelphi
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While research on climate change and urban violence are independently strong, few efforts have been made to understand the linkages between them. To date, there is little research or analysis on whether, where and how climate change adaptation and urban violence intersect and interact.

Cities
Civil Society
Climate Change
Environment & Migration
Global Issues
Franziska Schreiber, Elenis Dellas and Lukas Rüttinger
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This working paper by adelphi explores the new research field of city fragility and its links to climate change and migration.

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Civil Society
Climate Change
Land & Food
Middle East & North Africa
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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Despite six years of crisis in Syria, agriculture remains a key part of the economy. The sector still accounts for an estimated 26 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and represents a critical safety net for the 6.7 million Syrians – including those internally displaced - who still remain in rural areas. However, agriculture and the livelihoods that depend on it have suffered massive loss. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has now conducted the first comprehensive nationwide assessment on the cost of the war to the agriculture sector.

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