The Future of Environmental Peace and Conflict Research

Tobias Ide, McKenzie F. Johnson, Jon Barnett, Florian Krampe, Philippe Le Billon, Lucile Maertens, Nina von Uexkull, Irene Vélez-Torres

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Interest in the intersections of environmental issues, peace and conflict has surged in recent years. Research on the topic has developed along separate research streams, which broadened the knowledge base considerably, but hardly interact across disciplinary, methodological, epistemological and ontological silos. Our forum addresses this gap by bringing into conversation six research streams on the environment, peace and conflict: environmental change and human security, climate change and armed conflict, environmental peacebuilding, political ecology, securitisation of the environment, and decolonizing environmental security. For each research stream, we outline core findings, potentials for mutual enrichment with other streams, and prospects for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1077-1103
Number of pages27
JournalEnvironmental Politics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2023


  • civil war
  • decolonial
  • ecosystem
  • global warming
  • security
  • water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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