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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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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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