New book: Environment and Conflict in Africa: Reflections on Darfur
Edited by Marcel Leroy, UPEACE Africa Programme
Publication date October 2009, 404 pages.
This volume examines climate and ecological changes in Sub-Saharan Africa, and how these relate to conflicts on the continent. Particular attention is paid to environmental and livelihood aspects of the crisis in Darfur. Conclusions are drawn regarding peace-building in areas facing resource constraints.Hat tip: Alex de Waal 03 Nov 2009.
The book includes research conducted in-house at UPEACE Africa in Addis Ababa under a project funded by the Preventive Diplomacy Programme of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Also included are twenty-five contributed papers that are based on presentations made at a conference which was organized by the project in Addis Ababa 20 to 23 July 2009.
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