Natural resources, the environment and conflict
"This report focus on Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Sudan. The study solicited views and perspectives on the role that natural resources and the environment can play in complex conflict situations. This report observed five main challenges. The challenges relate first to the problem of natural resources and the environment in complex conflict situations, and second, to the actors that can play a constructive role in natural resource, environmental and conflict management. These challenges are conflict management; a lack of viable alternatives, conflict-sensitive natural resource and environmental planning, government and civil society,and external actors. Finally, the report concludes with observations about renewable and non-renewable resources and environmental factors."