Science Plan

The 2020 NERPS Science Plan outlines the implementation for achieving the following scientific objectives:

  • Synthesize the current knowledge on the interactions between sustainability and peace (both negative and positive)
  • Explore methodological aspects of studying the peace-sustainability nexus
  • Promote inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches and methods to co-design and co-implement research on the peace-sustainability nexus
  • Examine uni- and bi-directional causal linkages between peace and sustainability through case study analyses
  • Organize workshops and scientific conferences to communicate the findings to a wide range of stakeholders

Over the past two years, NERPS has consulted with stakeholders (i.e., scientists, policy makers, and representatives from public and private sectors) through science-policy workshops to identify the following priority areas:

  • Regular systematic reviews of literature on the peace sustainability nexus
  • Research related to resources in the context of the nexus (i.e., land, water, food, energy, fisheries, minerals, oil and gas, etc.)
  • Research on the implications of smart technologies (e.g., artificial intelligence, big data, internet of things, etc.) for peace and sustainability
  • Research on the implications of migration due to environmental/climate change, disasters, conflicts, etc. for peace and sustainability
  • Research on governance-related issues (i.e., local, national, and international governance, institutions, justice, etc.)
  • Issues related to education for sustainable development and its contributions to peace and sustainability

Click here to read more about the NERPS Science Plan.