The Nature of Peace: Exploring links between the natural environment and peace-building in post-conflict societies
Project: Research › Interdisciplinary research
Research areas and keywords
- peace, peacebuilding, environmental justice, environmental law, armed-conflict, natural resources, nature conservation, environmental peacebuilding, environmental protection
Empirical evidence from around the world has shown that post-conflict reconstruction efforts often focus on the short-term and urgent needs of societies transitioning to peace. These processes, however, often fail to consider the root causes of the conflict (such as control over key natural resources) or to integrate dynamics such as those linked to the distribution of environmental "goods and bads" and participation in environmental politics. It is therefore of key importance to investigate how environmental justice brings sustainable peace and development in the long term. The theme brings together researchers from five different faculties (Social Sciences, Law, Humanities and Theology, Natural Sciences, and University Specialised Centres) to discuss and work on these issues.
This theme is interested in the natural environment in post-conflict societies. What role does nature have in peace building? How is the natural environment considered in fragile economies that need to develop quickly? Does peace always bring sustainable development? The researchers argue that environmental justice is a central dimension for sustainable peace and development in societies where internal armed conflicts have recently occurred.
|Short title||The Nature of Peace|
|Effective start/end date||2017/09/01 → 2018/04/30|
- Maria Andrea Nardi - Department of Human Geography (PI)
- Lina Eklund - Centre for Middle Eastern Studies (PI)
- Torsten Krause - LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies) (PI)
- Valencia Mosquera, Sandra - LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies) (PI)
- Ericson, Maria (PI)
- Vargas Falla, Ana Maria - Department of Sociology of Law (PI)
- Fariborz Zelli - Department of Political Science (PI)
- Micael Runnström - Centre for Geographical Information Systems (GIS Centre) - Dept of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science (PI)
- Wessels, Joshka - Centre for Middle Eastern Studies (PI)
- Alejandro Fuentes (PI)
- Yahia Mahmoud - Department of Human Geography (PI)
Related research output
Working towards paradise; an interdisciplinary theoretical framework for environmental peacebuildingJosepha Wessels, 2018.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract