The nature of conflict and peace: The links between environment, security and peace and their importance for the United Nations

Rüttinger, Lukas; Raquel Munayer, Pia van Ackern, and Florian Titze 2022: The nature of conflict and peace: The links between environment, security and peace and their importance for the United Nations. Berlin/Gland: adelphi/WWF.

A new report by WWF and adelphi looks at the complex nexus between nature and security. The report outlines four pathways through which environmental degradation and biodiversity loss act as drivers of insecurity and exacerbate conflict situations, besides advancing further environmental degradation. The report also provides recommendations for organs, programmes, funds, specialised agencies and bodies of the UN system to act as starting points and possible next steps to work towards a comprehensive environmental security agenda.