Landuse Conflicts

Landuse Conflicts

Welcome to the website of the research group Landuse Conflicts.


The Research Group Landuse Conflicts carries out research on conflicts over natural resources. A particular focus is placed on usage of land and water. Human-environment interactions are at the heart of the analysis.

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Jun 01, 2022

Lecture: Environmental Peacebuilding - Umwelt und Frieden zusammendenken

"What kind of a UN does it need to make peace?" was the topic of this year's UN Lecture Series at TU Dresden, where Rebecca Froese spoke on June 1st on the topic of Environmental Peacebuilding at the invitation of the United Nations University Group.

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Apr 05, 2022

University Award for Digitally Supported Teaching

Janpeter Schilling receives the Teaching Prize for Digitally Supported Teaching for his online excursion "Hamburg - City in Transition, City of Contrasts".

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Mar 07, 2022

Jun. Prof. Schilling in an Interview with the Landau Campus Magazine Neuland Digital

When raw materials run out, conflicts can arise. But even with infinite resources like sun and wind, the potential for conflict is high. In the Landau campus magazine Neuland Digital, journalist Felix Schönhöfer reports on the research activities of Junior Professor Janpeter Schilling.

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Feb 08, 2022

Does forest conservation lead to conflict or does it strengthen peace?

On February 4, 2022, Rowan Aluisola, Rebecca Froese, and Janpeter Schilling presented their research findings on the REDD+ forest conservation program at the International Environmental Peacebuilding Conference.

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Dec 05, 2021

Workshop: Climate Change Action for Peacebuilding and Human Security

From December 1-2, the Janpeter Schilling and Rebecca Froese participated in the workshop "From a Climate-Security Nexus of Conflicts to a Nexus of Synergies - Climate Change Action for Peacebuilding and Human Security". The workshops was organized by the Research Group Climate Change and Security at the University of Hamburg / online. The presentation by Schilling and Froese tackled COVID-19 as a catalyst for change in overlaying crises and focused on the interplay between climate change, land use and the pandemic in the Southwestern Amazon.

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Nov 15, 2021

Erfolgreiche Durchführung und Abschluss des Begleitprogramms zur Ausstellung „Weltenbrand“

Zwischen dem 7.11.2021 und dem 13.11.2021 fand das Begleitprogramm zur Ausstellung „Weltenbrand“ statt. Mit einer Filmvorstellung, einem Planspiel und einer Exkursion nach Barbelroth konnten spannende Einblicke in die vielfachen Verbindungen gesellschaftlicher, ökonomischer und geoökologischer Faktoren im Amazonas gegeben werden. Organisiert wurde das Begleitprogramm von der Friedensakademie in Kooperation mit dem Forschungsprojekt PRODIGY, der Kulturabteilung der Stadt Landau und natürlich den beiden Künstler*innen Francisco Klinger Carvalho und Betty Baier, den Initiator*innen der Ausstellung „Weltenbrand“ in Landau.

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