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Resilience and Environmental Security: Towards Joint Application in Peacebuilding

Resilience and Environmental Security: Towards Joint Application in Peacebuilding

Source: Global Change, Peace and Security, 2017

Author(s): Janpeter Schilling, Sarah Louise Nash, Tobias Ide, Jürgen Scheffran, Rebecca Froese, and Pina von Prondzinski

Countries: Palestine

Topics: Programming

Added: 21/05/2017

 

Resilience is a widely used concept among development, environmental, security and peacebuilding organizations. However, resilience has rarely been applied in conjunction with the potentially complementary concept of environmental security. Therefore, this paper explores how the concepts of resilience and environmental security can be jointly applied by non-governmental organizations working to...

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Environmental and Gender Impacts of Land Tenure Regularization in Africa: Pilot Evidence from Rwanda

Environmental and Gender Impacts of Land Tenure Regularization in Africa: Pilot Evidence from Rwanda

Source: Journal of Development Economics, 2014

Author(s): Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus Deininger, and Markus Goldstein

Countries: Rwanda

Topics: Gender, Governance, Land

Added: 21/05/2017

 

We evaluate the short-term impact of a pilot land regularization program in Rwanda using a geographic discontinuity design with spatial fixed effects. Three key findings emerge from the analysis. First, the program seems to have improved land access for legally married women (about 76% of married couples) and prompted better...

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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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International Relations Theories: Energy, Minerals and Conflict

International Relations Theories: Energy, Minerals and Conflict

Source: POLINARES, 2010

Author(s): Roland Dannreuther

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 21/05/2017

 

IR theories seek to identify key regularities and patterns of interaction in the realm of international politics and to provide parsimonious models to explain the nature and underlying structures of that interaction. These theories generally have, whether implicitly or explicitly, a normative dimension – they say something about how international...

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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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Regulation (EU) 2017/821 of the European Parliament & the Council of 17 May 2017 Laying Down Supply Chain Due Diligence Obligations for Union Importers of Tin, Tantalum & Tungsten, Their Ores, and Gold Originating from Conflict-Affected & High-Risk Areas

Regulation (EU) 2017/821 of the European Parliament & the Council of 17 May 2017 Laying Down Supply Chain Due Diligence Obligations for Union Importers of Tin, Tantalum & Tungsten, Their Ores, and Gold Originating from Conflict-Affected & High-Risk Areas

Source: European Union, 2017

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 21/05/2017

 

Regulation (EU) 2017/821 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2017 laying down supply chain due diligence obligations for Union importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas .

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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...

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