sharing in governance of extractive industries
Conflicts over natural resources and the environment are among the greatest challenges in 21st-century geopolitics. These conflicts present serious threats to human security at both the national and local levels. Natural resources and the environment can nonetheless serve as a vehicle for peace if managed in a sustainable and equitable manner.
Against this background, UN Environment – together with UNDP and a number of academic partners – has put together an excellent massive open online course on Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace.
Here is the 2-min trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9synaiAb7Q&feature=youtu.be
Here is the enrollment link: https://www.edx.org/course/environmental-security-and-sustaining-peace-0
This free 8-week course provides an in-depth introduction to the multiple roles that natural resources, the environment and climate change play in the onset, escalation, and resolution of, and recovery from, violent conflicts. The course also explores the positive environmental peacebuilding opportunities offered by shared natural resources in terms of supporting livelihoods, economic recovery and confidence building. In this course, participants will also explore interactive story maps by MapX and engage directly with experts and practitioners who are on the front lines as they share their experiences on addressing natural resource governance challenges in countries like Afghanistan, Colombia or Sudan.
We would greatly appreciate your help spreading the word about this upcoming course on social media and other appropriate channels you may have access to. The course is in English, with video transcripts in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Mandarin Chinese. Registration is already open and the course launches on 11 February 2019 on the SDG Academy site (powered by EdX)
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