Renewable Resources

 

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Water Conflicts

Water Conflicts

Source: The International Encyclopedia of Geography, 2017

Author(s): Jacob D. Petersen-Perlman and Aaron T. Wolf

Topics: Conflict Causes, Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 24/05/2017

 

The transboundary nature of water may lead to conflicts regarding its use. Yet, entities, both national and international, are more likely to cooperate over water than to engage in conflict. While the risk of water conflict may be exacerbated by several factors, institutional capacity, in the form of treaties or...

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Environmental Security and Its Implications for China's Foreign Relations

Environmental Security and Its Implications for China's Foreign Relations

Source: East West Center Working Paper , 2011

Author(s): Junko Mochizuki and Zhong Xiang Zhang

Countries: China

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Extractive Resources, Renewable Resources

Added: 24/05/2017

 

China’s emerging standing in the world demands a major rethinking of its diplomatic strategies. Given its population size, geographical scale, economic power and military presence, China is praised to play a larger political role in the twenty-first century, and is thus perceived by the international community to have greater capacities,...

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Weathering Climate Change: Can Institutions Mitigate International Water Conflict?

Weathering Climate Change: Can Institutions Mitigate International Water Conflict?

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2012

Author(s): Jaroslav Tir and Douglas M. Stinnett

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

Added: 21/05/2017

 

Although the subject remains contested, some have speculated that climate change could jeopardize international security. Climate change is likely to alter the runoff of many rivers due to changes in precipitation patterns. At the same time, climate change will likely increase the demand for river water, due to more frequent...

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Mountain Partners: Managing Environment and Disaster Risk in Afghanistan's Central Highlands [Video]

Mountain Partners: Managing Environment and Disaster Risk in Afghanistan's Central Highlands [Video]

Source: UNEP, 2016

Author(s): Eco-DRR

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Climate Change, Renewable Resources

Added: 21/05/2017

 

Increasing Community Resilience in Response to Severe Winters and Floods.In Bamyan, a growing population, decades of conflict and climate change are placing major pressures on the natural resources that local communities depend on for their livelihoods.Our Eco-DRR strategy applies a catchment-vased approach for sustainable and disaster-risk sensitive land-use planning. Improved...

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Mountain Partners: Applying Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) for Sustainable and Resilient Development Planning in the Koh-e Baba Mountains, Afghanistan

Mountain Partners: Applying Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) for Sustainable and Resilient Development Planning in the Koh-e Baba Mountains, Afghanistan

Source: UNEP, 2016

Author(s): Niloufar Bayani, Andrew Scanlon, Marisol Estrella, Alec Knuerr, Najeeb Azad, Mohammad Sakhi Hassany, and Kelly Franklin

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Climate Change, Programming, Renewable Resources

Added: 21/05/2017

 

In 2013-2016, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Commission (EC) supported a pilot demonstration project on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) in the Koh-e Baba Mountains of the Province of Bamyan, Afghanistan. Implemented in partnership with the National Government, the Conservation Organization for Afghan Mountain Areas (COAM),...

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Eco-DRR Project Factsheet (Afghanistan)

Eco-DRR Project Factsheet (Afghanistan)

Source: UNEP and European Commission, 2016

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Climate Change, Renewable Resources

Added: 21/05/2017

 

In Bamyan, the Central Highlands are renowned for their exceptional beauty and unique ecology. Yet, they experience harsh winters and flash floods from rapid snowmelt in springtime. Over many generations, people learned to survive and adapt in these extreme environments. However, a growing population, decades of conflict and climate change...

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Afghanistan: Climate Change Science Perspectives

Afghanistan: Climate Change Science Perspectives

Source: Afghanistan National Environmental Protection Agency, 2016

Author(s): NEPA and UN Environment

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Climate Change, Renewable Resources

Added: 21/05/2017

 

Afghanistan has a unique geography, ranging from the glaciered peaks of the Hindukush to the arid deserts of the South, covering altitudes from over 7,000 m.a.sl. down to under 250 m.a.sl. It is a landlocked country, located between 29-37° north, and its main geographical features are the very pronounced topography...

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The Rebirth of Water as a Weapon: IS in Syria and Iraq

The Rebirth of Water as a Weapon: IS in Syria and Iraq

Source: The International Spectator Italian Journal of International Affairs, 2016

Author(s): Tobias von Lossow

Countries: Iraq, Syria

Topics: Conflict Causes, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 17/05/2017

 

The so-called Islamic State (IS) has increasingly used water as a weapon in order to further its political and military aims in Syria and Iraq. In this water-scarce region, IS has retained water and cut off crucial supplies, flooded large areas as well as contaminated resources. The capture of large...

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Population Growth and its Implications for Global Security

Population Growth and its Implications for Global Security

Source: The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 2016

Author(s): Robert J. Walker

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 17/05/2017

 

Between 2015 and 2050 world population is projected to increase by nearly 2.5 billion, rising from 7.3 billion to an estimated 9.8 billion. The vast majority of that projected increase—an estimated 97 percent—will occur in the developing world. Demography is not destiny, but population growth in the developing world is...

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Problems with Water Use in Countries of East, South and Central Asia

Problems with Water Use in Countries of East, South and Central Asia

Source: Geography and Natural Resources, 2016

Author(s): A.P. Demin

Topics: Conflict Causes, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 17/05/2017

 

The role of East, South and Central Asia in the world development is shown. The current per capita availability of water resources is calculated for the countries of the region. It is found that on the whole for the territory under investigation the availability of water resources is more than...

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