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Translating Policies on the Rights of Indigenous Communities into Concrete Practice to Mitigate Conflicts over Natural Resource Exploitation in Central Africa: Case Study of the Baka People in Eastern Cameroon

Translating Policies on the Rights of Indigenous Communities into Concrete Practice to Mitigate Conflicts over Natural Resource Exploitation in Central Africa: Case Study of the Baka People in Eastern Cameroon

Source: Studies in Sociology of Science , 2017

Author(s): Nah Anthony Tetinwe

Countries: Cameroon

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 05/04/2017

 

Although the exploitation of natural resources has been presented as an impetus to economic growth, it is often associated with dispossession and deprivation of indigenous/local communities with respect to their land rights, control of resources, human rights, self-determination, cultural integrity and the right to development. This constitutes a key threat...

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River Activism, Policy Entrepreneurship and Transboundary Water Disputes in Asia

River Activism, Policy Entrepreneurship and Transboundary Water Disputes in Asia

Source: Water International, 2017

Author(s): Pichamon Yeophantong

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 03/04/2017

 

This article examines the role of non-state actors – namely, ‘river activists’ – in the management of major transboundary rivers in Asia. Focusing on unresolved disputes over the utilization of the water resources of the Mekong, Nu-Salween and Brahmaputra Rivers, it argues that aside from riparian governments, these activists have...

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The Dilemma of Autonomy: Decentralization and Water Politics at the Subnational Level

The Dilemma of Autonomy: Decentralization and Water Politics at the Subnational Level

Source: Water International, 2017

Author(s): Scott M. Moore

Topics: Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 03/04/2017

 

This article develops a framework for understanding the role of subnational states in water politics in decentralized federal systems. First, that role has increased worldwide as a result of decentralization. Second, the quest for autonomy sometimes leads subnational officials to prefer weak forms of cooperation. Third, the interaction of subnational...

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Nature Knows No Boundaries: The Role of Nature Conservation in Peacebuilding

Nature Knows No Boundaries: The Role of Nature Conservation in Peacebuilding

Source: Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 2017

Author(s): Alexandre Roulin, Alexandre Roulin, Alexandre Roulin, Mansour Abu Rashid, Baruch Spiegel, Motti Charter, Amélie N. Dreiss, and Yossi Leshem

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 03/04/2017

 

Nature is sometimes a source of conflicts, but more often suffers as a result of them. Although in some instances warfare might benefit wildlife by depopulating wilderness areas and reducing resource exploitation, conflicts are usually harmful to ecosystems. The destruction of natural resources can be deliberately used as a weapon,...

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Firestone and the Warlord: The Untold Story of Firestone, Charles Taylor and the Tragedy of Liberia

Firestone and the Warlord: The Untold Story of Firestone, Charles Taylor and the Tragedy of Liberia

Source: ProPublica and PBS Frontline, 2014

Author(s): T. Chrisian Miller and Jonathan Jones

Countries: Liberia

Topics: Governance, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 29/03/2017

 

A joint reporting project by ProPublica and PBS Frontline, “Firestone and the Warlord” reached hundreds of thousands of viewers when it first aired Nov. 18. “Chilling,” Salon wrote. “Gripping,” said Fortune. “An example of the reason we bother to scrutinize history,” said the New York Times. The project provoked conversation...

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Conflict Minerals [Podcast]

Conflict Minerals [Podcast]

Source: European Parlamentary Research Service Blog, 2017

Author(s): Marta Latek

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 27/03/2017

 

After lengthy interinstitutional negotiations concluded in a trilogue agreement with the Council, Parliament is due to adopt its first-reading position on a proposed regulation laying down supply chain due diligence obligations for importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, as well as their ores, and gold originating in conflict-affected areas. The...

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Environmental Sustainability in Post-Conflict Countries: Insights for Rural Colombia

Environmental Sustainability in Post-Conflict Countries: Insights for Rural Colombia

Source: Environment Development and Sustainability Journal, 2017

Author(s): Andres Suarez, Paola Andrea Arias-Arévalo, and Eliana Martinez

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Governance, Peace Agreements, Renewable Resources

Added: 24/03/2017

 

Post-conflict countries (PCC) guide their priorities toward restoration of socioeconomic conditions and relegate sustainability objectives to the background. With the aim to provide insights for the current discussion on rural environmental sustainability in today’s post-conflict Colombia, we analyzed the environmental dynamics of seven PCC. We found that (1) deforestation and...

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Are Natural Resource Windfalls a Blessing or a Curse in Democratic Settings: A Case Study – Ghana?

Are Natural Resource Windfalls a Blessing or a Curse in Democratic Settings: A Case Study – Ghana?

Source: University of Dublin, 2016

Author(s): University of Dublin

Countries: Ghana

Topics: Conflict Causes, Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 24/03/2017

 

In order to analyse the problematic impact of oil on Ghana’s development, this study relied on qualitative methods, supported by descriptive statistics, tables and graphs. These qualitative and quantitative methods complement each other to explain the problematic impact of oil. Qualitative methods used for data collection include semi-structured interviews, focus...

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Transboundary Conservation: A Systematic and Integrated Approach

Transboundary Conservation: A Systematic and Integrated Approach

Source: International Union for Conservation of Nature World Commission on Protected Areas, 2015

Author(s): Maja Vasilijević, Kevan Zunckel, Matthew McKinney, Boris Erg, Michael Schoon, and Tatjana Rosen Michel

Topics: Cooperation, Governance, Land, Programming

Added: 23/03/2017

 

Ecosystems across the globe are divided by political boundaries. So they are exposed to many different policy, legal and institutional structures, management and governance regimes; they are affected by various social, cultural and economic contexts and systems; and they are sometimes impacted by complex relations between countries. Transboundary1 conservation has...

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Hands Across Borders: An International Workshop on Transboundary Conservation

Hands Across Borders: An International Workshop on Transboundary Conservation

Source: University of Montana, 2016

Author(s): Matthew McKinney and Charles Besancon

Topics: Cooperation, Governance, Land

Added: 23/03/2017

 

Fifty conservation leaders from six different continents came together in Glacier National Park in September 2016 to: • Recognize the role of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park as the world’s first international peace park and as an inspiration for international peace parks and transboundary conservation (TBC) throughout the world; • Celebrate...

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