Renewable Resources

 

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Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict

Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict

Source: Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2017

Author(s): Emma Simmons

Countries: Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria

Topics: Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 10/02/2017

 

Changes in global weather patterns are now projected to have potentially devastating impacts on agriculture in the coming years and decades. The rising “double burden” of malnutrition already threatens to dampen global progress toward better health. Demographic change—a bulging population of youth in Africa and rapid urbanization—is creating opportunities for...

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Climate Change and its Security Implications

Climate Change and its Security Implications

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Tracey Skillington

Countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/02/2017

 

A total of 1.2 billion people worldwide reside in states likely to experience some form of ‘climate-induced political instability’ in the decades ahead (International Alert 2007: 3, 2009: 8, 2015: 1). New patterns of extreme weather conditions such as intense heat waves, prolonged drought, or storm surges are not only...

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Gendered Vulnerabilities of Smallholder Farmers to Climate Change in Conflict-Prone Areas: A Case Study from Mindanao, Philippines

Gendered Vulnerabilities of Smallholder Farmers to Climate Change in Conflict-Prone Areas: A Case Study from Mindanao, Philippines

Source: Journal of Rural Studies, 2017

Author(s): Alvin Chandra, Karen E. McNamara, Paul Dargusch, Ana Maria Caspe, and Dante Dalabajan

Countries: Philippines

Topics: Climate Change, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/02/2017

 

Smallholder farmers in the Philippines are typically considered to be particularly vulnerable to climate change, yet, relatively little is known about how that vulnerability differs between men and women farmers, particularly in conflict-prone areas. Using the region of Mindanao in Philippines as a case study, this paper presents an analysis...

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International Water Conflict and Cooperation: Challenges and Opportunities

International Water Conflict and Cooperation: Challenges and Opportunities

Source: Water International, 2017

Author(s): Jacob D. Peterson-Perlman, Jennifer C. Veilleux, and Aaron T. Wolf

Topics: Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/02/2017

 

Though awareness of the nature of water conflict and cooperation has improved over time, the likelihood of water conflicts could increase as populations continue to grow and climate change continues to manifest. This article details the nature of water conflict and water cooperation. We discuss how water conflicts can be...

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Climate Change, Rainfall, and Social Conflict in Africa

Climate Change, Rainfall, and Social Conflict in Africa

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2012

Author(s): Cullen Hendrix and Idean Salehyan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/02/2017

 

Much of the debate over the security implications of climate change revolves around whether changing weather patterns will lead to future conflict. This article addresses whether deviations from normal rainfall patterns affect the propensity for individuals and groups to engage in disruptive activities such as demonstrations, riots, strikes, communal conflict,...

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Climate Shocks and Political Violence: Beyond Scarcity, Beyond Africa CCAPS Research Brief No. 3

Climate Shocks and Political Violence: Beyond Scarcity, Beyond Africa CCAPS Research Brief No. 3

Source: Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, 2012

Author(s): Cullen Hendrix and Idean Salehyan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/02/2017

 

Contrary to conventional wisdom, environmental scarcity is not always a trigger of political violence. In fact, political violence may be more prevalent in times of environmental abundance, when there are more resources and opportunities for violent tactics—and more incentive to engage in such actions. Much of the research on climate...

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Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Land Use and Transboundary Freshwater Resources

Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Land Use and Transboundary Freshwater Resources

Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America , 2016

Author(s): Marc François Müller, Jim Yoon, Steven M. Gorelick, Nicolas Avisse, Amaury Tilmant

Countries: Syria

Topics: Basic Services, Humanitarian Assistance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/02/2017

 

Since 2013, hundreds of thousands of refugees have migrated southward to Jordan to escape the Syrian civil war that began in mid-2011. Evaluating impacts of conflict and migration on land use and transboundary water resources in an active war zone remains a challenge. However, spatial and statistical analyses of satellite...

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The Struggle for Life: Socio-environmental Conflicts in Mexico

The Struggle for Life: Socio-environmental Conflicts in Mexico

Source: Latin American Perspectives Journal, 2015

Author(s): Victor M. Toledo, David Garrido, and Narcisco Barrera-Bassols

Countries: Mexico

Topics: Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/02/2017

 

The global expansion of the neoliberal model is most forcefully expressed in the processes of social, cultural, and environmental predation undertaken by corporations in the so-called Global South. Three pertinent processes are taking place in Mexico: (1) an increase in socio-environmental conflicts, mainly in rural areas and in predominantly indigenous...

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Environmental Scarcity and International Conflict

Environmental Scarcity and International Conflict

Source: Conflict Management and Peace Science Journal, 2003

Author(s): Phillip Stalley

Topics: Conflict Causes, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/02/2017

 

Since the end of the Cold War, scholars have increasingly tumed their attention to examining the link between depletion of renewable resources and conflict. Within this environmental security literature, academic opinion varies across a wide spectrum with some predicting a dark future of environmental "resource wars" both between and within...

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The Past, Present, and Future of Water Conflict and International Security

The Past, Present, and Future of Water Conflict and International Security

Source: Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education , 2012

Author(s): David K. Kreamer

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/02/2017

 

 Water stress and scarcity has affected, and will continue to affect, the stability of communities. An overview of global water security challenges indicates profound difficulties and potential flashpoints. There are many examples of struggles in supplying clean water throughout the world, and how water has been both a strategic tool...

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