Organized environmental crime: Why it matters for peace operations

Stockholm, 12 May 2022 - In a feature article published by SIPRI, Dr Marina Caparini writes that "Organized environmental crime has become one of the fastest-growing types of organized crime. In many conflict-affected contexts, it is the primary source of financing for non-state armed groups. In the light of this, how can peace operations and other multilateral actors respond to conflicts that are driven or sustained by activities that involve illegal exploitation and trade in natural resources?"

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US Arctic Report Card is incomplete without tackling solutions

Washington, D.C., 14 December 2021 - An opinion article says world leaders should not sign off on NOAA’s Arctic Report Card without taking a hard look at its findings. They must initiate a process to define the Arctic we need for a safe climate, and then develop all-of-government and global strategies to get us there.

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China: The thirsty drowning dragon

The Hague, 15 June 2021 - In all articles these days about China’s position in the world, one subject has remained underexposed: the country’s great ecological vulnerability

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Illegal Mining in the Orinoco Basin Ravaging the Environment and Human Rights

The Hague, 8 March 2020 - A new short documentary seeks to denounce how unique ecosystems of the Guiana Shield - 19.8% of which is in the Amazonian region of Venezuela - are being destroyed mostly by gold mining. IES President, Wouter Veening, comments.

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All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change

01 July - 2020 - Review by Brig. Gen. W. Chris King, Ret.

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Rethinking our Relationship with Nature

The Hague, 19 April 2020: TV interview with Jane Goodall

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Interview with General Ghazi on how reality replaces ideology & climate security risk

Madrid, 16 December 2019: Interview highlights growing constraints of a resource-strapped region

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Planetary Security: The Security Implications of Climate Change

Brussels, 10 December 2019: Article explains the urgent need both for effective climate change action and for steps to be taken to prepare for life in a drastically different world, where global warming and related environmental degradation will impact on security.

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SOS: Suicide or Survival - The State of the Earth - Diagnosis and Prognosis

The Hague, 18-19 April 2018: The symposium provided scientific contours of a road-map to protect and restore the health of the planet, also from a security perspective to provide peace and stability for the long-term.

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