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The Ties Between Peace and Sustainability

By Carolyn Smith

The environment has a direct link on the prosperity of a nation. Across the globe, communities experiencing strife and civil unrest often also experience severe problems relating to their environment. Pollution and resource scarcity have proven to directly impact instances of conflict in a region. As we observe the dwindling of natural resources and our lack of access to them, we also see greater instances of violent conflicts arising. Not surprisingly, communities that actively put forth an effort into conserving natural resources prove to be much more socially stable. Therefore, the relationship between a region’s environment and peaceful practices amongst its people can be seen in direct connection.

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