Peace, security, land and sustainable development
The state of the environment, taken as a complex whole, fundamentally impacts the stability of human societies; it can enable or hinder peace and security through composite and interconnected dynamics. Most often, land acts as the catalyzing element. The security-environment relationship exists within the bounds of both planetary geographical interconnectedness, and global systemic interconnectedness. It can be understood by investigating the cyclical repercussions - the ripples of cause and effect - that occur between and among environment, peace and stability, development, and human rights.