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Critical Geopolitics and School Textbooks: The Case of Environment-Conflict Links in Germany

Critical Geopolitics and School Textbooks: The Case of Environment-Conflict Links in Germany

Source: Elsevier, 2016

Author(s): Tobias Ide

Countries: Armenia, Côte d'Ivoire, El Salvador, Guatemala

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 19/01/2017

 

This study explores the conceptual and empirical utility of studying school textbooks from a critical geopolitics perspective. School textbooks bind together various discourses, modalities and genres and can reflect the dominant knowledge in a given society. They therefore have a high potential to reveal the citational practices resonating between the...

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Examining Complexities of Forest Cover Change during Armed Conflict on Nicaragua's Atlantic Coast

Examining Complexities of Forest Cover Change during Armed Conflict on Nicaragua's Atlantic Coast

Source: Biodiversity and Conservation, 2011

Author(s): Kara Stevens, Lindsay Campbell, Gerald Urquhart, Dan Kramer, and Jiaguo Qi

Countries: Nicaragua

Topics: Renewable Resources

Added: 08/01/2017

 

The effects of armed conflict on biodiversity are an emerging concern in conservation due in part to the occurrence of war in biodiversity hotspots, though few studies have addressed it. We investigate this topic by examining changes in forest cover on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua from 1978 to 1993,...

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Propensity of Farmers to Conserve Forest within REDD + Projects in Areas Affected by Armed-Conflict

Propensity of Farmers to Conserve Forest within REDD + Projects in Areas Affected by Armed-Conflict

Source: Forest Policy and Economics, 2016

Author(s): Augusto Castro-Nunez, Ole Mertz, and Marcela Quintero

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Climate Change, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/01/2017

 

The implementation of carbon-storage efforts in countries experiencing armed conflicts or confronting illegal activities (such as illicit crop cultivation) will permit additional tropical forests to be protected for climate change mitigation. Yet, despite these potential gains, the appropriate design and application of forest conservation and climate change mitigation approaches such...

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Rethinking Environmental Peacebuilding in the Context of Resource Extraction in Colombia

Rethinking Environmental Peacebuilding in the Context of Resource Extraction in Colombia

Source: Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2016

Author(s): Juliana Sporsheim Maisto

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/01/2017

 

In this thesis I seek to explain the links between the governance of resources and the peace process in Colombia. To meet this aim, I explore the role of civil society movements in struggles related to extractive projects in the country. In a first section of the thesis, I explore how...

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Política e Ilegalidad en La Guajira

Política e Ilegalidad en La Guajira

Policy and Illegality in Guajira

Source: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung en Colombia, 2016

Author(s): Luis Fernando Trejos Rosero

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 31/12/2016

 

Debido a su ubicación periférica, a su desconexión histórica con las dinámicas político-administrativas de los gobiernos centrales, a sus vínculos comerciales estrechos con el Caribe y al surgimiento sucesivo de bonanzas ilegales, en el departamento de La Guajira se ha ido configurando una suerte de cultura de la ilegalidad.

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Memoria Latente "Documental" [Video]

Memoria Latente "Documental" [Video]

Latent Memory Documentary Film

Source: Centro Nacional de Memoria Histórica, 2016

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Land

Added: 31/12/2016

 

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Adquisición masiva de tierras. Multinacional estadounidense concentra tierras en el Vichada: Caso Cargill

Adquisición masiva de tierras. Multinacional estadounidense concentra tierras en el Vichada: Caso Cargill

Land Grabbing: US Multinational Concentrates Lands in Vichada--Cargill Case

Source: INDEPAZ, 2013

Author(s): Paula Álvarez

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Land

Added: 31/12/2016

 

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Vichada: Tierra de hombres para hombres sin tierra

Vichada: Tierra de hombres para hombres sin tierra

Vichada: Land of Men for Men without Land

Source: Rutas del Conflicto, 2016

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 31/12/2016

 

En la lengua indígena guahibo, Vichada significa donde la sabana se convierte en selva. En menos de una década, las extensas tierras de este departamento se han convertido en un atractivo negocio para decenas de empresas agroindustriales nacionales y extranjeras, que pretenden hacer realidad un proyecto de los últimos gobiernos:...

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War and Wildlife: Linking Armed Conflict to Conservation

War and Wildlife: Linking Armed Conflict to Conservation

Source: Ecological Society of America, 2016

Author(s): Kaitlyn M. Gaynor, Kathryn J. Fiorella, Gillian H. Gregory, David J. Kurz, Katherine L. Seto, Lauren S. Withey, and Justin S. Brashares

Countries: Afghanistan, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nicaragua, Zimbabwe

Topics: Livelihoods, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 28/12/2016

 

Armed conflict throughout the world's biodiversity hotspots poses a critical threat to conservation efforts. To date, research and policy have focused more on the ultimate outcomes of conflict for wildlife rather than on the ecological, social, and economic processes that create those outcomes. Yet the militarization that accompanies armed conflict,...

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Water Security, Cooperation and Conflict

Water Security, Cooperation and Conflict

Source: Geneva Centre for Security Policy, 2016

Author(s): David Michel

Countries: Armenia, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, El Salvador, Guatemala

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 14/12/2016

 

Growing populations and economies, unsustainable consumption practices and mounting environmental challenges are exerting increasing pressure on the world’s freshwater resources. Many observers fear that impending shortfalls between rising demand and shifting supplies could foster sharpened competition among nations or communities attempting to secure increasingly scarce water resources. History furnishes little evidence...

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