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Engineering peace

This project aims to reduce the impact that engineering schemes have on the ability of communities to adapt to climate change.

Significant resources are being invested in climate-related infrastructure in developing countries. If used effectively, these projects can promote sustainable peace and development. If they fail to take into account local realities, however, they risk doing more harm than good, undermining communities and ecosystems and fuelling tensions.

We focus on those resources most susceptible to the effects of climate change, such as land, water and agriculture. We help engineers to better incorporate conflict and climate considerations in the design and implementation of infrastructure projects. This includes setting up partnerships with those in the industry.

We tested our methodology for designing and implementing infrastructure projects in a conflict- and climate-sensitive way, on engineers who are at the start of their careers.