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Positive peace and environmental sustainability: Local evidence from Afghanistan and Nepal
The IDEC Institute, Hiroshima University, Japan;Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hiroshima University.
University of New South Wales, Australia.
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hiroshima University, Japan.
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2208-794X
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2023 (English)In: Environment and Security, E-ISSN 2753-8796, Vol. 1, no 3-4, p. 142-162Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Climate and other forms of global environmental change are transforming the security landscape where peace and conflict manifest. Given that most studies on the relationship between peace and the environment focus on (the absence of) violent conflicts or negative peace, this study seeks to identify environmental security issues at the local or community levels using the concept of positive peace. A thematic analysis of focus group discussions from Afghanistan and Nepal, two countries with histories of violent conflict and vulnerable to climate change, reveals non-violent security issues that could undermine resilience to conflict and environmental change. In Afghanistan, local communities view poor water quality and inequitable water distribution as outstanding issues related to government inaction. In Nepal, local communities perceive threats of wild animals and agricultural problems as prominent issues linked to inadequate government support. These findings confirm the value of positive peace in illuminating and contextualizing the relationship between peace and environmental sustainability. This integrated framework can contribute to a more holistic approach toward climate security and environmental peacebuilding.

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SAGE Publications , 2023. Vol. 1, no 3-4, p. 142-162
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Peace and Conflict Research
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-508527DOI: 10.1177/27538796231185677OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-508527DiVA, id: diva2:1785592
Available from: 2023-08-03 Created: 2023-08-03 Last updated: 2024-05-21Bibliographically approved

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