Asia & Pacific

 

There are 594 items related to Asia & Pacific. Items are listed by date added.

 

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...

View Item

 

 

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),...

View Item

 

 

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...

View Item

 

 

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...

View Item

 

 

Jade and the Generals [Video]

Jade and the Generals [Video]

Source: Global Witness, 2017

Countries: Myanmar

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 19/05/2017

 

As Myanmar gears up for landmark national peace talks this new Global Witness film reveals how the country’s massive jade business is helping to drive deadly armed conflict. What’s more, the multi-billion dollar trade is a threat to the peace efforts Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has made her government’s...

View Item

 

 

Hell and High Water: Precipitation Shocks and Conflict Violence in the Philippines

Hell and High Water: Precipitation Shocks and Conflict Violence in the Philippines

Source: Political Geography, 2016

Author(s): Joshua Eastin

Countries: Philippines

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Livelihoods

Added: 17/05/2017

 

As climate change destabilizes global weather patterns, concern is rising over the potential risks these changes might pose to peace and stability in developing states. A vigorous research program has emerged to address the relationship between climate change and civil conflict, with two special issues of Political Geography (2007, 2014)...

View Item

 

 

Resettling Nearly Half a Million Afghans in Nangrahar: The Consequences of the Mass Return of Refugees

Resettling Nearly Half a Million Afghans in Nangrahar: The Consequences of the Mass Return of Refugees

Source: Afghanistans Analyst Network, 2017

Author(s): Fazal Muzhary

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Governance, Humanitarian Assistance, Land

Added: 14/05/2017

 

Most of the 600,000 Afghans who returned from Pakistan last year chose to settle in the eastern border province of Nangrahar. This has put considerable strain on both health and education services. There has also been a boom in property prices, which has exacerbated land grabbing, already a major source...

View Item

 

 

World Water Crisis [Video]

World Water Crisis [Video]

Source: Press TV, 2017

Countries: Bolivia, Chile, India, Madagascar, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe

Topics: Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 11/05/2017

 

The lack of water has become one of the biggest worries for mankind, but you wouldn't know it. At least for most of us, the alarm is not there. In part one of our 2 part series, we covered things like water security, water wars, and the function of water...

View Item

 

 

India, Climate Change and Security in South Asia

India, Climate Change and Security in South Asia

Source: Center for Climate and Security, 2017

Author(s): David Antos

Countries: Bangladesh, India

Topics: Climate Change, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 09/05/2017

 

South Asia faces a wide array of social, political, and economic issues that already threaten security in the regioni . The region has a history of border disputes, sectarian violence, and government corruption. In addition, population increases continue to stress the growing problems associated with urbanization, such as poor sanitation,...

View Item

 

 

Backdraft #7: Janani Vivekananda on What Renewable Energy Projects Can Learn from Oil, and Future-Proofing Humanitarian Responses [Podcast]

Backdraft #7: Janani Vivekananda on What Renewable Energy Projects Can Learn from Oil, and Future-Proofing Humanitarian Responses [Podcast]

Source: New Security Beat, 2017

Author(s): Lauren Herzer Risi

Countries: Jordan, Kenya

Topics: Conflict Causes, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 02/05/2017

 

As more and more development and humanitarian programs contend with climate-related problems, there are important lessons learned from past experience that should not be forgotten, says Janani Vivekananda, formerly of International Alert and now with adelphi, in this week’s episode of “Backdraft.” In her work with International Alert, Vivekananda found there...

View Item

 

 

1 2 3 4 560