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War and the Environment: Military Destruction in the Modern Age

War and the Environment: Military Destruction in the Modern Age

Source: Texas A&M University Press, 2009

Author(s): Charles E. Closmann

Topics: Land, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 01/03/2017

 

In recent times, the devastation occurring in places like Darfur has focused the world’s attention on the intertwined relationship of military conflict and the environment—and the attendant human suffering.   In War and the Environment, eleven scholars explore, among other topics, the environmental ravages of trench warfare in World War I, the exploitation...

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Land Policy Brief: Key Findings from Survey on Access to Land, Tenure Security & Land Conflicts in Timor-Leste

Land Policy Brief: Key Findings from Survey on Access to Land, Tenure Security & Land Conflicts in Timor-Leste

Source: The Asia Foundation/Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, 2016

Author(s): Bernardo de Almeida

Countries: Timor-Leste

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Land

Added: 01/03/2017

 

Continued stability and future development in Timor-Leste are dependent on establishing the necessary legal and administrative mechanisms for providing access to land, land tenure security, as well as preventing and addressing land-related conflict. The survey interviewed representatives of 1,152 households between 3 and 8 of September 2016 in Ainaro, Ermera,...

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Survey on Access to Land, Tenure Security and Land Conflicts in Timor-Leste

Survey on Access to Land, Tenure Security and Land Conflicts in Timor-Leste

Source: The Asia Foundation/Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, 2016

Author(s): Bernardo de Almeida and Todd Wassel

Countries: Timor-Leste

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Land

Added: 01/03/2017

 

Addressing past land-related disputes and developing an adequate formal land tenure system have been two main challenges for the development of Timor-Leste. While several factors contribute to these challenges, one crucial factor has been overlooked: the lack of reliable, consistent, and independently collected data about land that can and should...

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Come Together at the River

Come Together at the River

Source: EcoPeace Middle East, 2016

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 23/02/2017

 

The Jordan River is a 250-kilometre long river, originating at Mount Hermon (Jabel Sheikh), flowing into the Sea of Galilee, and meandering its way down to the Dead Sea - approximately 428 meters below sea level, the lowest place on Earth. The River’s central location, at the meeting point of...

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River out of Eden: Water, Ecology, and the Jordan River in the Jewish Tradition

River out of Eden: Water, Ecology, and the Jordan River in the Jewish Tradition

Source: EcoPeace, Friends of the Earth Middle East, 2014

Author(s): EcoPeace, Friends of the Earth Middle East

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Syria

Topics: Cooperation, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 23/02/2017

 

We recognize that the Jordan River Valley is a landscape of outstanding ecological and cultural importance. It connects the eco-systems of Africa and Asia, forms a sanctuary for wild plants and animals, and has witnessed some of the most significant advances in human history. The first people ever to leave...

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Cows and Guns: Cattle-Related Conflict and Armed Violence in Fizi and Itombwe, Eastern DR Congo

Cows and Guns: Cattle-Related Conflict and Armed Violence in Fizi and Itombwe, Eastern DR Congo

Source: Journal of Modern African Studies, 2017

Author(s): Judith Verweijen and Justine Brabant

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 15/02/2017

 

This paper analyses the role of cattle in the entwined dynamics of conflict and violence in the Fizi and Itombwe region of South Kivu province, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. On the one hand, agropastoral conflict intensifies armed mobilisation, allowing armed groups to draw upon particular conflict...

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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

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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