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Consequences of the Niger Delta Amnesty Implementation on Nigeria's Upstream Petroleum Industry

Consequences of the Niger Delta Amnesty Implementation on Nigeria's Upstream Petroleum Industry

Source: Walden University, 2016

Author(s): Chisomaga Ihediohanma Ezeocha

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources

Added: 20/01/2017

 

The Niger Delta militancy ravaged the Nigerian upstream petroleum sector between 2004-2009, bringing it to a standstill. In response, the Nigerian state adopted an amnesty policy―a globally recognized tool for conflict resolution and peacebuilding―to protect the sector and the economy from collapse. Little is known, however, about the unintended consequences...

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UN Sanctions: Natural Resources

UN Sanctions: Natural Resources

Source: Security Council Report, 2015

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 18/01/2017

 

UN Sanctions: Natural Resources, is a follow-up to Security Council Report’s last research report on sanctions published in November 2013, UN Sanctions. This report provides a historical and institutional context for understanding UN natural resource sanctions, analyses ten current sanctions regimes that have or have had natural resource-related measures (or...

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Strategies for Managing Large-Scale Mining Sector Land Use Conflicts in the Global South

Strategies for Managing Large-Scale Mining Sector Land Use Conflicts in the Global South

Source: Resources Policy, 2017

Author(s): Abdul-Wadood Moomen

Countries: Ghana

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Land

Added: 16/01/2017

 

In recent years, land use conflicts between large-scale mining sector and local communities have increased in the global south. However, with proper planning, it is possible that both companies and local communities can co-exist in the landscape. Thus, this paper explores land use conflicts in an emerging mining region as...

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Impact Assessment of Oil Exploitation in South Sudan Using Multi-Temporal Landsat Imagery

Impact Assessment of Oil Exploitation in South Sudan Using Multi-Temporal Landsat Imagery

Source: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 2016

Author(s): Alexander Mager, Lars Wirkus, and Elisabeth Schoepfer

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Assessment, Extractive Resources, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 16/01/2017

 

This scientific report examines the spatial impacts of oil exploitation in Melut County, South Sudan, at six points in the time span between 1999 and 2011, based on Landsat satellite data. Three features were analysed: cropland, oil well pads and roads. Feature extraction consisted of pixel- and object-based classification approaches...

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Armed Conflicts and Natural Resources

Armed Conflicts and Natural Resources

Source: European Union, 2011

Author(s): Jan Kucera, Mayeul Kauffmann, Ana-Maria Duta, Ivette Tarrida Soler, Patrizia Tenerelli, Giovanna Trianni, Catherine Hale, Lauren Rizzo and Stefano Ferri

Countries: Africa

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Livelihoods

Added: 12/01/2017

 

There are numerous examples in recent history that show the malefic role that natural resources can play in conflicts. They are often managed inadequately and irresponsibly, illegally exploited and traded, contributing directly or indirectly to tensions, insecurity and armed conflicts, particularly in developing countries. The control of scarce resources is...

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Conflict and the Environment

Conflict and the Environment

Source: UNEP, 2007

Author(s): The African Union Mission in Sudan

Countries: Sudan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 12/01/2017

 

Sudan has been wracked by civil war and regional strife for most of the past fifty years, and at the time of finalizing this report, in June 2007, a major conflict rages on in Darfur. At the same time, Sudan suffers from a number of severe environmental problems, both within...

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Demanding Rights in Company-Community Resource Extraction Conflicts: Examining the Cases of Vedanta and POSCO in Odisha, India

Demanding Rights in Company-Community Resource Extraction Conflicts: Examining the Cases of Vedanta and POSCO in Odisha, India

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Kate Macdonald, Shelley Marshall, and Samantha Balaton-Chrimes

Countries: India

Topics: Extractive Resources, Land

Added: 08/01/2017

 

Amidst intensified competition for land available to private investors in mining, industrial and commercial agriculture sectors, contests between transnational companies and communities over land are emerging in many countries as a significant domain of social conflict. This chapter examines the cases of two company-community conflicts over land in the Indian...

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The 2016 - Al-Mishraq Sulphur Plant Fire: Source and Risk Area Estimation

The 2016 - Al-Mishraq Sulphur Plant Fire: Source and Risk Area Estimation

Year: 2017

Author(s): Oscar Björnham, Håkan Grahn, Pontus von Schoenberg, Annica Waleij, Birgitta Liljedahl, and Niklas Brännström

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Assessment, Extractive Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 08/01/2017

 

On October 20th 2016, Daesh (Islamic State) set fire to the sulphur production site Al-Mishraq as the battle of Mosul became more intense. A huge plume of toxic sulphur dioxide and hydrogen sulphide caused comprising casualties. The intensity of the SO2 release was reaching levels of minor volcanic eruptions which...

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80% Of Companies Don't Know If Their Products Contain Conflict Minerals

80% Of Companies Don't Know If Their Products Contain Conflict Minerals

Source: Harvard Business Review, 2017

Author(s): Yong H. Kim and Gerald F. Davis

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 08/01/2017

 

Manufacturing used to be highly vertically integrated in the U.S. For example, Ford’s River Rouge plant not only assembled cars but also made its own steel, glass, fabrics, power, and cement on-site. But since outsourcing has become an increasingly common approach to cutting costs, many producers now rely heavily on globally...

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Rethinking Environmental Peacebuilding in the Context of Resource Extraction in Colombia

Rethinking Environmental Peacebuilding in the Context of Resource Extraction in Colombia

Source: Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2016

Author(s): Juliana Sporsheim Maisto

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/01/2017

 

In this thesis I seek to explain the links between the governance of resources and the peace process in Colombia. To meet this aim, I explore the role of civil society movements in struggles related to extractive projects in the country. In a first section of the thesis, I explore how...

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