Journal article

Resilience and environmental security: towards joint application in peacebuilding

Janpeter Schilling, Sarah Louise Nash, Tobias Ide, Juergen Scheffran, Rebecca Froese, Pina von Prondzinski

Global Change Peace & Security | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2017


Resilience is a widely used concept among development, environmental, security and peacebuilding organizations. However, resilience has rarely been applied in conjunction with the potentially complementary concept of environmental security. Therefore, this paper explores how the concepts of resilience and environmental security can be jointly applied by non-governmental organizations working to implement peacebuilding projects in developing countries. We first review definitions of the concepts and explore their strengths and pitfalls. Second, we develop a conceptual framework for a joint application whereby environmental security sharpens the scope of resilience, while resilience allows for..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Cluster of Excellence 'Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction - CliSAP', Universitat Hamburg, funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG).