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Peace and Environmental Protection in Colombia: Proposals for Sustainable Rural Development

Peace and Environmental Protection in Colombia: Proposals for Sustainable Rural Development

Source: The Dialogue , 2017

Author(s): Lorenzo Morales

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/02/2017

 

Armed conflict and the environment are deeply intertwined in Colombia—the war has determined how land has been defined, occupied, and utilized. Given the weak state presence in conflict zones, land occupation has often been spontaneous and unplanned. Mass displacement of populations—Colombia has the world’s second highest level of internal migration...

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La Maldita Tierra

La Maldita Tierra

The Damned Land

Source: Centro Nacional de Memoria Histórica, 2016

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Extractive Resources, Land

Added: 15/02/2017

 

En 1996 los hermanos Carlos y Vicente Castaño enviaron un grupo de 25 hombres armados al departamento de Cesar. Así lo venían haciendo en otras regiones del país, con la excusa aparente de combatir la violencia desatada por la guerrilla. Durante casi una década, hasta su desmovilización en 2006, se...

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La Paz y la Protección Ambiental en Colombia: Propuestas para un Desarrollo Rural Sostenible

La Paz y la Protección Ambiental en Colombia: Propuestas para un Desarrollo Rural Sostenible

Peace and Environmental Protection in Colombia: Proposals for Rural Sustainable Development

Source: El Diálogo Interamericano, 2017

Author(s): Lorenzo Morales

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Economic Recovery , Land, Livelihoods

Added: 15/02/2017

 

En Colombia existe una estrecha relación entre el conflicto armado y el medio ambiente—la guerra ha sido determinante en las formas de entender, ocupar y usar el territorio. Con un Estado débil en zonas de conflicto, la ocupación se hizo con frecuencia de manera espontánea y sin planeación. El desplazamiento...

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Self-Protection Mechanisms: Colombian Rural Defenders and Communities

Self-Protection Mechanisms: Colombian Rural Defenders and Communities

Source: ABColombia CAFOD, Christian Aid, Oxfam GB, SCIAF, and Trócaire, 2017

Author(s): ABColombia CAFOD, Christian Aid, Oxfam GB, SCIAF, and Trócaire

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Governance, Land

Added: 15/02/2017

 

The situation of Colombian human rights defenders has for many years been one of the worst in the world.1 Since the official start of the Havana Peace Talks (October 2012) between the Colombian Government and the left-wing Guerrilla Group, the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – Ejercito de Pueblo (FARC),...

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Addressing Global Environmental Challenges from a Peace Ecology Perspective

Addressing Global Environmental Challenges from a Peace Ecology Perspective

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Hans Günter Brauch, Úrsula Oswald Spring, Juliet Bennett, and S. E. Serrano Oswald

Countries: Honduras, Mexico

Topics: Climate Change, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/02/2017

 

Addressing global environmental challenges from a peace ecology perspective, the present book offers peer-reviewed texts that build on the expanding field of peace ecology and applies this concept to global environmental challenges in the Anthropocene. Hans Günter Brauch (Germany) offers a typology of time and turning points in the 20th...

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Regional Ecological Challenges for Peace in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific

Regional Ecological Challenges for Peace in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Úrsula Oswald Spring, Hans Günter Brauch, S. E. Serrano Oswald, and Juliet Bennett

Countries: Colombia, Israel, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Vietnam

Topics: Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 01/02/2017

 

This book presents peer-reviewed texts from the International Peace Research Association’s Ecology and Peace Commission: M.I. Abazie-Humphrey (Nigeria) reviews “Nigeria’s Home-Grown DDR Programme”; C. Christian and H. Speight (USA) analyse “Water, Cooperation, and Peace in the Palestinian West Bank”; T. Galaviz (Mexico) discusses “The Peace Process Mediation Network between the...

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Research Methods for Exploring the Links between Climate Change and Conflict

Research Methods for Exploring the Links between Climate Change and Conflict

Source: Wiley, 2017

Author(s): Tobias Ide

Countries: Armenia, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Guatemala

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 19/01/2017

 

The potential links between climate change and conflict have received much attention in recent years, but there is little consensus on the issue in the relevant literature. So far, few methodological reflections exist in climate–conflict research. This is unfortunate given the tremendous innovations in methods the research field has experienced...

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Critical Geopolitics and School Textbooks: The Case of Environment-Conflict Links in Germany

Critical Geopolitics and School Textbooks: The Case of Environment-Conflict Links in Germany

Source: Elsevier, 2016

Author(s): Tobias Ide

Countries: Armenia, Côte d'Ivoire, El Salvador, Guatemala

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

Added: 19/01/2017

 

This study explores the conceptual and empirical utility of studying school textbooks from a critical geopolitics perspective. School textbooks bind together various discourses, modalities and genres and can reflect the dominant knowledge in a given society. They therefore have a high potential to reveal the citational practices resonating between the...

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Examining Complexities of Forest Cover Change during Armed Conflict on Nicaragua's Atlantic Coast

Examining Complexities of Forest Cover Change during Armed Conflict on Nicaragua's Atlantic Coast

Source: Biodiversity and Conservation, 2011

Author(s): Kara Stevens, Lindsay Campbell, Gerald Urquhart, Dan Kramer, and Jiaguo Qi

Countries: Nicaragua

Topics: Renewable Resources

Added: 08/01/2017

 

The effects of armed conflict on biodiversity are an emerging concern in conservation due in part to the occurrence of war in biodiversity hotspots, though few studies have addressed it. We investigate this topic by examining changes in forest cover on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua from 1978 to 1993,...

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Propensity of Farmers to Conserve Forest within REDD + Projects in Areas Affected by Armed-Conflict

Propensity of Farmers to Conserve Forest within REDD + Projects in Areas Affected by Armed-Conflict

Source: Forest Policy and Economics, 2016

Author(s): Augusto Castro-Nunez, Ole Mertz, and Marcela Quintero

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Climate Change, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/01/2017

 

The implementation of carbon-storage efforts in countries experiencing armed conflicts or confronting illegal activities (such as illicit crop cultivation) will permit additional tropical forests to be protected for climate change mitigation. Yet, despite these potential gains, the appropriate design and application of forest conservation and climate change mitigation approaches such...

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