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Winter is Coming: The Long-Run Effects of Climate Change on Conflict, 1400-1900

Winter is Coming: The Long-Run Effects of Climate Change on Conflict, 1400-1900

Source: IZA Institute for Labor Economics, 2017

Author(s): Murat Iyigun, Nathan Nunn, and Nancy Qian

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 24/05/2017

 

This paper investigates the long-run effects of climate change on conflict by examining cooling from 1400-1900 CE, a period that includes most of the Little Ice Age. We construct a geo-referenced and digitized database of conflicts in Europe, North Africa, and the Near East from 1400-1900, which we merge with...

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Environmental Security and Its Implications for China's Foreign Relations

Environmental Security and Its Implications for China's Foreign Relations

Source: East West Center Working Paper , 2011

Author(s): Junko Mochizuki and Zhong Xiang Zhang

Countries: China

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Extractive Resources, Renewable Resources

Added: 24/05/2017

 

China’s emerging standing in the world demands a major rethinking of its diplomatic strategies. Given its population size, geographical scale, economic power and military presence, China is praised to play a larger political role in the twenty-first century, and is thus perceived by the international community to have greater capacities,...

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A Resolution for a Peaceful Climate: Opportunities for the UN Security Council

A Resolution for a Peaceful Climate: Opportunities for the UN Security Council

Source: SIPRI, 2017

Author(s): Camilla Born

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention

Added: 24/05/2017

 

The risk of human suffering is increasing sharply across the world. Stark inequality, shifting demographics, resource scarcity and extreme weather are each providing fertile ground for conflict. But scientific evidence shows that the worst is still to come; the Earth is projected to warm to 2.2°C above pre-industrial levels by...

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Weathering Climate Change: Can Institutions Mitigate International Water Conflict?

Weathering Climate Change: Can Institutions Mitigate International Water Conflict?

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2012

Author(s): Jaroslav Tir and Douglas M. Stinnett

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

Added: 21/05/2017

 

Although the subject remains contested, some have speculated that climate change could jeopardize international security. Climate change is likely to alter the runoff of many rivers due to changes in precipitation patterns. At the same time, climate change will likely increase the demand for river water, due to more frequent...

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Mountain Partners: Managing Environment and Disaster Risk in Afghanistan's Central Highlands [Video]

Mountain Partners: Managing Environment and Disaster Risk in Afghanistan's Central Highlands [Video]

Source: UNEP, 2016

Author(s): Eco-DRR

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Climate Change, Renewable Resources

Added: 21/05/2017

 

Increasing Community Resilience in Response to Severe Winters and Floods.In Bamyan, a growing population, decades of conflict and climate change are placing major pressures on the natural resources that local communities depend on for their livelihoods.Our Eco-DRR strategy applies a catchment-vased approach for sustainable and disaster-risk sensitive land-use planning. Improved...

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Mountain Partners: Applying Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) for Sustainable and Resilient Development Planning in the Koh-e Baba Mountains, Afghanistan

Mountain Partners: Applying Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) for Sustainable and Resilient Development Planning in the Koh-e Baba Mountains, Afghanistan

Source: UNEP, 2016

Author(s): Niloufar Bayani, Andrew Scanlon, Marisol Estrella, Alec Knuerr, Najeeb Azad, Mohammad Sakhi Hassany, and Kelly Franklin

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Climate Change, Programming, Renewable Resources

Added: 21/05/2017

 

In 2013-2016, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Commission (EC) supported a pilot demonstration project on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) in the Koh-e Baba Mountains of the Province of Bamyan, Afghanistan. Implemented in partnership with the National Government, the Conservation Organization for Afghan Mountain Areas (COAM),...

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Eco-DRR Project Factsheet (Afghanistan)

Eco-DRR Project Factsheet (Afghanistan)

Source: UNEP and European Commission, 2016

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Climate Change, Renewable Resources

Added: 21/05/2017

 

In Bamyan, the Central Highlands are renowned for their exceptional beauty and unique ecology. Yet, they experience harsh winters and flash floods from rapid snowmelt in springtime. Over many generations, people learned to survive and adapt in these extreme environments. However, a growing population, decades of conflict and climate change...

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Afghanistan: Climate Change Science Perspectives

Afghanistan: Climate Change Science Perspectives

Source: Afghanistan National Environmental Protection Agency, 2016

Author(s): NEPA and UN Environment

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Climate Change, Renewable Resources

Added: 21/05/2017

 

Afghanistan has a unique geography, ranging from the glaciered peaks of the Hindukush to the arid deserts of the South, covering altitudes from over 7,000 m.a.sl. down to under 250 m.a.sl. It is a landlocked country, located between 29-37° north, and its main geographical features are the very pronounced topography...

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Population Growth and its Implications for Global Security

Population Growth and its Implications for Global Security

Source: The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 2016

Author(s): Robert J. Walker

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 17/05/2017

 

Between 2015 and 2050 world population is projected to increase by nearly 2.5 billion, rising from 7.3 billion to an estimated 9.8 billion. The vast majority of that projected increase—an estimated 97 percent—will occur in the developing world. Demography is not destiny, but population growth in the developing world is...

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All about Water and Land? Resource-Related Conflicts in East and West Africa Revisited

All about Water and Land? Resource-Related Conflicts in East and West Africa Revisited

Source: GeoJournal, 2016

Author(s): Hanne Seter, Ole Magnus Theisen, and Janpeter Schilling

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 17/05/2017

 

Recent years have seen an upsurge in the numbers of studies investigating the potential link between climate variability and conflict—and particularly so quantitative studies of this relationship—without reaching any consensus on causal pathways or main findings. This study sets out to explore what the main causes of conflict between resource-user...

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