The Ukraine war has added to the pressure to address the links between the environment, natural resource management and conflict.

2022 has brought environmental disaster to Pakistan as the country experienced a record-breaking heatwave in May, contributing to the collapse of many agricultural sectors.
Iraq finds itself amid a water crisis that far exceeds previous experiences with water scarcity and acute shortages.
In the last four months, vast regions of Iraq have been engulfed by several waves of dust and sandstorms. Although the phenomenon is not new to the country, its severity and frequency are unprecedented.
Europe is now firmly in the grip of a climate change-fueled crisis, the repercussions of which go beyond simple economic damage and have started to tear at the seams of European security.
There is no doubt the global climate is being driven to a cliff edge by anthropogenic behaviour.