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Massive Open Online Course on Environmental Security & Sustaining Peace

1 March 2018, 0:00 to 10 May 2018, 0:00

We are pleased to announce an Online course on Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace, which is now open for registration!

Conflicts over natural resources and the environment are among the greatest challenges in 21st century geopolitics. These conflicts present serious threats to human security – both nationally and for communities.

At least 40% of all internal armed conflicts over the past 65 years have had an important natural resource dimension.

Since 1989, more than 35 major armed conflicts have been financed by revenues from natural resources.

In the coming years, extreme climate stresses are expected to double the risk of violent conflict.

Yet natural resources and the environment can serve as a vehicle for peace if managed in a sustainable and equitable manner. 


UN Environment has teamed up with the Environmental Law Institute, the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Duke University, and the University of California at Irvine to develop a ground-breaking new massive open online course on Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace.

The course covers a range of natural resources, from extractives to land and water, as well as different tools and approaches – from conflict and gender sensitivity to assessments, meditation and spatial planning. It also includes detailed information on security risks from climate change. 


For more information and registration click here.

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