International high-level dialogue forum

Shaping a globalised world

Resources for Climate Action:
Conflict Potential and Prevention Strategies

International Symposium
23-24 January 2020, Stadtmuseum Dresden

Programme    Report

Public Evening Event
When the Ice is Melting –
The Nexus between Environment and Peace

23 January 2020, Frauenkirche Dresden


Digital solutions and environmental technologies can help to reduce carbon emissions. However, they general rely on specific resources whose extraction, in some cases, damages the environment and is associated with human rights abuses and conflict.

What can be done to ensure that the extraction of resources for which there is a particularly high demand does not trigger or worsen conflicts in the producer countries or on the international level? How can recycling and innovation contribute to avoid resource conflicts?


More publications on this topic

Global Trade Cooperation after COVID-19: What is the WTO’s Future?
Peter Draper

EU-Africa Trade Arrangements at a Crossroads. Securing Africa’s External Frontier
David Luke | Simon Mevel | Melaku Geboye Desta
Global Governance Spotlight 3|2020

"We need to shift from a product ownership mindset to a service ownership mindset"
Interview with Deepali Sinha Khetriwal on circular economies
sef: insight 3|2020

"The salt flats have much more to offer to the world than only lithium and copper"
Interview with Ramón Morales Balcázar
sef: insight 2|2020

Partners and Sponsors

This event is co-financed by tax money based on the budget agreed upon by the members of the Saxon State Parliament.

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