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UN Environment - European Commission: Congo, River Partners and Disaster Risk Reduction [Video]

UN Environment - European Commission: Congo, River Partners and Disaster Risk Reduction [Video]

Source: European Commission, 2013

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 11/05/2017

 

"River partners: Managing environment and disaster risk in the Democratic Republic of the Congo" is a video report on the disaster risk reduction project being implemented by the United Nations Environment Program, the Government of DRC and local communities, with the support of the European Union.Flooding and soil erosion are...

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River Partners: Applying Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) in Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in the Lukaya Basin, Democratic Republic of the Congo

River Partners: Applying Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) in Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in the Lukaya Basin, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Source: UNEP and the European Commission, 2016

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Climate Change, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 11/05/2017

 

In 2013-2016, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Commission (EC) supported a pilot demonstration project on Ecosystembased Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Implemented in partnership with the National Government, the Lukaya River Users Association (AUBR/L), and other local partners, the...

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Eco-DRR Project Fact Sheet Democratic Republic of the Congo

Eco-DRR Project Fact Sheet Democratic Republic of the Congo

Source: UNEP and European Commission, 2017

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Climate Change, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 11/05/2017

 

Rich with natural resources, the Democratic Republic of the Congo holds half of Africa’s freshwater sources. However, severe erosion and flooding are creating water-related hazards that impact Kinshasa and surrounding areas. These hazards are exacerbated by heavy rainfall and human activities, such as slash and burn agriculture, deforestation, charcoal making,...

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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...

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At the Root of Exodus: Food Security, Conflict and International Migration

At the Root of Exodus: Food Security, Conflict and International Migration

Source: World Food Programme, 2017

Countries: Syria

Topics: Conflict Prevention

Added: 11/05/2017

 

There has been a surge in international migration in recent years, reaching a total of 244 million individuals in 2015. Forced displacement has also reached a record high, with 65.3 million individuals displaced worldwide by the end of 2015 – including refugees, IDPs and asylum seekers. Yet while the absolute...

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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,...

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Do Natural Resources Influence Who Comes to Power, and How?

Do Natural Resources Influence Who Comes to Power, and How?

Source: The Journal of Politics, 2017

Author(s): Maria Carreri and Oeindrilla Dube

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 07/05/2017

 

Do natural resources impair institutional outcomes? Existing work studies how natural resources influence the behavior of leaders in power. We study how they influence leaders’ rise to power. Our analysis focuses on oil price shocks and local democracy in Colombia, a country mired in civil conflict. We find that when...

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Financing Rebellion: Using Piracy to Explain and Predict Conflict Intensity in Africa and Southeast Asia

Financing Rebellion: Using Piracy to Explain and Predict Conflict Intensity in Africa and Southeast Asia

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2017

Author(s): Ursula Daxecker and Brandon C. Prins

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 07/05/2017

 

A prominent explanation of the resource-conflict relationship suggests that natural resources finance rebellion by permitting rebel leaders the opportunity to purchase weapons, fighters, and local support. The bunkering of oil in the Niger Delta by quasi-criminal syndicates is an example of how the black-market selling of stolen oil may help...

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“Oil above Water”: Economic Interdependence and Third-party Intervention

“Oil above Water”: Economic Interdependence and Third-party Intervention

Source: Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2015

Author(s): Vincenzo Bove, Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, and Petros G. Sekeris

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Extractive Resources

Added: 07/05/2017

 

We explore economic incentives for third parties to intervene in ongoing internal wars. We develop a three-party model of the decision to intervene in conflict that highlights the role of the economic benefits accruing from the intervention and the potential costs. We present novel empirical results on the role of...

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Do Natural Resources Breed Corruption? Evidence from China

Do Natural Resources Breed Corruption? Evidence from China

Source: Environmental and Resource Economics, 2015

Author(s): Jing Vivian Zhan

Countries: China

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance

Added: 07/05/2017

 

Rampant corruption is often observed in resource-rich countries, especially developing countries with weak political institutions. However, controversies exist regarding whether and how natural resources systematically breed corruption. With empirical evidence from China and through a subnational approach, I shed new light on the impacts of resources on corruption. By qualitative...

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