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Jul 06, 2021 12:00 AM

CfP: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems

We invite researchers and practitioners from various fields and diverse cultural backgrounds working on social-ecological systems, resilience, tipping points, vulnerability, ecosystem services, bio-economics, environmental conflicts and migration. The symposium will be organized in a hybrid form, allowing both physical (most likely Berlin) and virtual participation and we will adapt flexibly to changing COVID-19 restrictions in September 2021.

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Jun 25, 2021 12:00 AM

Science Slam: Klima – Wandel – Ernährung – Sicherheit

Am 24. Juni beteiligte sich Janpeter Schilling beim Science Slam des Futurium in Berlin mit einem Vortrag zum Thema "Klima – Wandel – Ernährung – Sicherheit"

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Jun 05, 2021 12:00 AM

New Publication: REDD+ Conflict: Understanding the Pathways between Forest Projects and Social Conflict

In this publication, Rowan Alumasa Alusiola, Janpeter Schilling and Paul Klär investigate the pathways that connect REDD+ projects and conflicts between local communities and other actors?

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Mar 28, 2021 12:00 AM

New Publication: Water Resources, Forced Migration and Tensions with Host Communities in the Nigerian Part of the Lake Chad Basin

This study by Frederik Kampta, Janpeter Schilling and Jürgen Scheffran aims to answer the question of the role that access to water and farming play in out-migration and return in northeast Nigeria? I also investigates the potential of tensions between internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities.

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Mar 11, 2021 12:00 AM

New Working Paper: Funding for Forest Conservation - Trends during the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this article, Rowan Alumana Alusiola sheds light on forest conservation through the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) initiatives and highlights the role of conservation, sustainable forest management and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries.

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Mar 11, 2021 12:00 AM

New Working Paper: Local Actions Against Global Dynamics - COVID-19 as a Catalyst of Social Transformation in the South-Western Amazon

In this article, Rebecca Froese, Claudia Pinzón, Regine Schönenberg und Janpeter Schilling investigate the question of how the pandemic has affected social-ecological dynamics in the south-western Amazon. Particular interest is paid to the impact of these processes on social cohesion and inequalities during times of Covid-19.

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Mar 11, 2021 12:00 AM

New Working Paper: Silent Regime Change: COVID-19 and Lockdown Measures Strengthen Authoritarian Regime in Kenya

In this article, Julia Renner analyzes the economic and social impacts of the obligatory measures to prevent contagion and the proliferation of the COVID-19 virus and discusses the instrumentalization of police and media to oppress the opposition.

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Jan 27, 2021 12:00 AM

Neuer Blogbeitrag: Goldbergbau im peruanischen Amazonas – Eine Bedrohung für die Menschliche Sicherheit

Illegaler Goldbergbau bedroht nicht nur die Artenvielfalt im peruanischen Amazonas, sondern gefährdet auch die Gesundheit und die Lebensgrundlagen vieler Menschen, die in und um die Goldbergbaugebiete leben. Die Regierung versucht mit der Formalisierung des Goldbergbaus mehr Kontrolle zu erlangen, während sie gleichzeitig mit Unterstützung der Umweltpolizei und des Militärs die illegalen Goldgräber vertreibt und ihre Lager zerstört. Bisher waren diese Initiativen nur mäßig erfolgreich, während die Menschliche Sicherheit in den Gebieten weiterhin prekär ist. Ein Blogbeitrag von Rebecca Froese und Janpeter Schilling

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Dec 25, 2020 12:00 AM

Podcast: Environmental Peacebuilding - A Chance for Sustainable Peace

Janpeter Schilling was invited by Rebecca Froese and Julia Renner to their podcast Fokus Frieden (Focus Peace).

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Dec 04, 2020 12:00 AM

New Publication: Leon Silva (2020) - Was treibt den Konflikt um den Tagebau Garzweiler II an?

Als wesentliche Konflikttreiber lassen sich die Zerstörung und nachhaltige Beeinträchtigung des Naturraumes, die starken Eingriffe in den Lebensraum der Bevölkerung und die asymmetrische Kommunikation zwischen den Akteuren identifizieren.

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Nov 05, 2020 12:00 AM

New Publication: A political ecology perspective on resource extraction and human security in Kenya, Bolivia and Peru

New Publication: A political ecology perspective on resource extraction and human security in Kenya, Bolivia and Peru

The papers shows through a comparative analysis of ‘glocal’ governance institutions in oil and gas extraction in Bolivia and Kenya as well as in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in Peru, that these institutions are rather ineffective in protecting the human security of local communities.

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Oct 05, 2020 09:00 PM

Lecture: „Frieden und Sicherheit in Zeiten globaler Klima- und Umweltveränderungen“

In the context of the thematic focus "Climate Change" Jun. Prof. Schilling gave a lecture at the Landeszentrale für Politische Bildung (LpB) Rheinland-Pfalz on October 5th in Mainz.

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Sep 22, 2020 12:00 AM

Research Group Landuse Conflicts at the Political Ecology Network Biannual Conference

Julia Renner hosted together with Zabrina Welter a session on ".New National Power Structures and Shifted Governance Agendas Disrupting Resource Access". Janpeter Schilling presented a paper on "Glocal’ Governance of Resource Extraction and Human Security in Kenya, Bolivia and Peru" which he co-authored with Rebecca Froese.

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Aug 24, 2020 12:00 AM

New Publication: Insecurity, Resource Scarcity, and Migration to Camps of Internally Displaced Persons in Northeast Nigeria

New Publication: Insecurity, Resource Scarcity, and Migration to Camps of Internally Displaced Persons in Northeast Nigeria

A publication by Frederik Kampta, Janpeter Schilling and Jürgen Scheffran.

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Aug 22, 2020 12:00 AM

Social Cohesion and Tipping Points: Perspectives, Approaches and the Way Forward

Social Cohesion and Tipping Points: Perspectives, Approaches and the Way Forward

The Peace Academy together with Free University Berlin and the German Institute for Economic Research hostet the transdisciplinary symposium on 20-21 August 2020. PhD researcher Rebecca Froese presented her research on Social Cohesion and Tipping Points in the MAP region.

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May 26, 2020 12:00 AM

Fear for hunger not for Covid-19 in Kenya

Alarmed by a potential rise in food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic, many developing countries are unable to mount special efforts to keep agriculture safely running as an essential business and markets well supplied in affordable and nutritious food. They are incapable to ensure food security for their most vulnerable people. The situation has led to civil unrest in Kenya and it is feared that its magnitude might increase.

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May 26, 2020 12:00 AM

Thinking Environment and Peace Together - New post by Rebecca Froese and Janpeter Schilling on the PeaceLab Blog

Thinking Environment and Peace Together - New post by Rebecca Froese and Janpeter Schilling on the PeaceLab Blog

Environmental peacebuilding combines environmental projects with peacebuilding. The German Government currently perceives climate change as a conflict intensifier, but it should also see it as an opportunity for cooperation to overcome common challenges and integrate environmental peacebuilding into security and development policy.

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May 22, 2020 12:00 AM

The Root Causes of the Crisis in Northeast Nigeria

Nigeria is confronted with numerous conflicts throughout the country. Our working group colleague and PhD candidate Frederic Kamta conducts research on the root causes of these conflicts and has recently written a guest featur for the Hamburger Abendblatt. We are also happy to announce his latest publication on this issue.

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May 03, 2020 12:00 AM

Change your mind, please!

Change your mind, please!

On the occasion of the end of the Second World War 75 years ago, Janpeter Schilling takes a look at current conflicts in the world and calls for a rethinking of how to avoid and overcome them. He gives four central recommendations for action.

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Apr 02, 2020 12:00 AM

New Publication: New Power Structures and Shifted Governance Agendas Disrupting Climate Change Adaptation Developments in Kenya and Uganda".

New Publication: New Power Structures and Shifted Governance Agendas Disrupting Climate Change Adaptation Developments in Kenya and Uganda".

How important is climate financing in Kenya and Uganda? Which role do the international donors play monitoring the expenditures? Julia Renner discusses these and other questions in her recently published research article.

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