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Jul 15, 2020 12:00 AM

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

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

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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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Mar 11, 2020 12:00 AM

Science Slam: "Tipping points - or how not to fall off a cliff"

Science Slam: "Tipping points - or how not to fall off a cliff"

It was a great evening at the 32nd Science Slam in Mainz. Rebecca Froese presented her doctoral research in an entertaining slam.

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Mar 09, 2020 12:00 AM

We welcome our new Research Associate: Rowan Alumasa Alusiuola

We welcome our new Research Associate: Rowan Alumasa Alusiuola

Rowan Alumasa Alusiuolais is currently an Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow for International Climate Protection year 2020/2021 at University of Koblenz-Landau. Her research focuses on the potential of REDD+ on conflict creation in Kenya and minimising it while contributing to sustainable development at local level.

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Mar 05, 2020 12:00 AM

New publication: Natural Resources, Human Rights and Conflict

New publication: Natural Resources, Human Rights and Conflict

Teaching Materials for Secondary Education

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Feb 08, 2020 12:00 AM

New Publication on Climate Change and its Social Implications in North Africa

New Publication on Climate Change and its Social Implications in North Africa

How will climate change affect future conflicts in North Africa? Check out the latest publication by Janpeter Schilling et al. on how climate change may become an indirect driver of social instability in Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia:

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Dec 22, 2019 01:00 AM

Science Slam: It rains roses and conflict

Julia Renner is invited to present her research in an entertaining way at the Mainz Science Slam on January 22, 2020. It promises to be an exciting evening.

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Dec 05, 2019 12:00 AM

Science Slam "Will climate change lead to conflicts?"

Janpeter Schilling will take part in the Science Slam at the Planetarium Berlin on 11 Dec. 2019 with the title "Will climate change lead to conflicts?"

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Nov 29, 2019 12:00 AM

Presentation and panel discussion: "Climate change - justice and peace in transition?

Presentation and panel discussion: "Climate change - justice and peace in transition?

Rebecca Froese was invited to give a presentation at the mennoFORUM in Hamburg on November 29th on the topic of climate justice. Afterwards she participated in the panel discussion and discuss the topic "Climate change - justice and peace in change" together with representatives from politics, media and practice.

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Nov 27, 2019 12:00 AM

Lecture "A Local-Global Perspective on Resource Conflicts using Northern Kenya as an Example"

Presentation on "A Local-Global Perspective on Resource Conflicts using Northern Kenya as an Example" by Janpeter Schilling, Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker-Peace Lecture: „Scientific Peace and Conflict Research: Results, Challenges and Perspectives“. University of Hamburg, Hamburg. 27. Nov. 2019.

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Oct 18, 2019 12:00 AM

"Climate change as a global crisis of justice and peace?"

"Climate change as a global crisis of justice and peace?"

Rebecca Froese gave the introductory lecture at this year's forumZFD action conference.

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Oct 08, 2019 12:00 AM

Jun. Prof. Schilling on "Klimawandel in Kenia - Schwarzes Gold, verbrannte Erde" in a ZDF Interview

Jun. Prof. Schilling interviewed by the ZDF on the topic of "Klimawandel in Kenia - Schwarzes Gold, verbrannte Erde".

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Oct 08, 2019 12:00 AM

Jun. Prof. Janpeter Schilling gives lecture on "Environmental Change and Violent Conflict" on November 5th

Janpeter Schilling gives a lecture on "Environmental Change and Violent Conflict: Insights from Northwestern Kenya" at the international expert workshop "New Evidence on Environmental Migration and Conflict" on 5 November at the University of Geneva.

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Jul 09, 2019 12:00 AM

Successful Interim Evaluation of the Klaus Töpfer Junior Professorship

Successful Interim Evaluation of the Klaus Töpfer Junior Professorship

On the 8th of July, Janpeter Schilling, head of the research group Landuse Conflicts was given a positive interim evaluation for his Klaus Töpfer Junior Professorship for Land Use Conflicts. All members of the wprking group congratulate on this result and look forward to another three years of collaboration.

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May 21, 2019 12:00 AM

"Climate, Change, Conflict" at Science Slam on Climate in Heidelberg

"Climate, Change, Conflict" at Science Slam on Climate in Heidelberg

Jun. Prof. Janpeter Schilling, took part in the "Science Slam on Climate" of the University of Heidelberg with the title "Climate, Change, Conflict".

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May 15, 2019 12:00 AM

Research Group Landuse Conflicts at Political Ecology Meeting in Sheffield

Jun. Prof. Janpeter Schilling, head of the research group Landuse Conflicts, gave a lecture on resource conflicts at the Political Ecology Meeting at University of Sheffield.

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