The Network’s research is currently focused on the following sectors, countries, commodities, and regions.
Forestry | Fisheries | Agriculture | Mining | Energy
Resource Extraction | Consumerism
We’re develping a comprehensive searchable database of information relevant to the environmental challenges we confront, in different regions of the world, all written as an introduction for the average consumer.
Understanding the context in which global environmental conflicts take place often requires researching, analyzing, and providing an objective, neutral third-party evaluation of a particular conflict scenario. Through the Network’s environmental intelligence analysis and assessment processes, clients are able to determine the appropriateness of different approaches to address the challenges.
The Network provides relevant and timely research to provide high quality content for clients and the public.
- conflict research
- needs analysis
- legal research
- archival research
- statistical research
- research reports
- collated official/unofficial sources
- maps, aerial, and satellite images
- extensive web-based research
Our research focuses on the following:
- Identifying and geotagging environmental organizations operating any where on the planet
- Identifying and geotagging the stories and the conflicts behind the commodities that we consume: coffee, tea, sugar, bananas, tuna, gold, silver, mahogany, etc.
- Identifying and geotagging the location of where commodities are produced or extracted
- Identifying the corporations or entities behind commodities production and extraction, and providing information so that consumers can make choices for the benefit of people, planet, and peace.
The Network’s analytical approach begins from the position that human and environmental security are inextractably linked; both are an outcome of political and socio-economic stability whereby the conservation and management of natural resources should consider the ramifications of various development practices in forestry, fisheries, agriculture, mining, and energy. The Network’s analysis seeks to identify opportunities among actors, nations, and regions to solve environmental problems, to help advance the goals of political stability, economic development, and peace.
Good governance, public participation, and strong links between actors can create opportunities for communication and cooperation. We seek to highlight a number of these efforts in the US and abroad, while illuminating the role of individual choice in relation to the commodities that we consume. Our analysis covers over 100 countries worldwide, and dozens of commodities related to forestry, fisheries, agriculture, mining, and energy.