Peace, Justice, and Sustainability

Lia Da Giau
Wednesday 13 April 2022

Conca, K. 1994. In The Newsletter of PEGS 4 (1): 1, 4, 6-7.

The essay identifies transnational actors as the main drivers of (un)sustainable development and explores how international development practices should integrate the promotion of just and peaceful societies as one of their objectives. The text begins with an investigation into the relationship between peace, sustainability, and justice through the case study of cross-nationally managed environmental conflicts before exploring two key trends: restraint to prevent over depletion of resources and the optimisation of current practices to aid institutions in addressing challenges to peace and justice in the broader framework of sustainability. Finally, the article discusses the importance of reforming international political institutions and affirms the need for legitimate institutions with the authoritative power needed to ensure peace and justice as crucial to implementing an effective, and collaborative, agenda for sustainability.


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