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There are 358 items related to Climate Change. Items are listed by date added.

 

Fording Differences? Conditions Mitigating Water Insecurity in the Niger River Basin

Fording Differences? Conditions Mitigating Water Insecurity in the Niger River Basin

Source: Political Geography, 2017

Author(s): Steven T. Landis, Babak Rezaeedaryakenari, Yifan Zhang, Cameron G. Thies, and Ross Maciejewski

Topics: Climate Change, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/01/2017

 

River basins are an extremely important source of freshwater for Africa and the impact of climate change on these communities constitutes an important question worth studying. Among these basins, the Niger River Basin is an ideal candidate for meso-level theory testing of climate change-induced political violence because of its importance...

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Climate Change and Farmer-Herder Conflicts in West Africa

Climate Change and Farmer-Herder Conflicts in West Africa

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Charlène Cabot

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 08/01/2017

 

Nomadic and semi-nomadic herders such as the FulBe have a long history of migrating and also of building relationships with various sedentary farming populations in West Africa. These contacts can take various forms, from coexistence to cooperation or competition and even to conflicts over shared natural renewable resources, namely fresh...

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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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Conflict in Context: Land Subdivision in Kenya Compounds Climate Costs

Conflict in Context: Land Subdivision in Kenya Compounds Climate Costs

Source: A New Climate for Peace, 2016

Author(s): Jonathan Rozen

Countries: Kenya

Topics: Climate Change, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 08/01/2017

 

Eddah Senetoi lives with her son in the small pastoralist community of Elangata Waus. They keep cows, goats, sheep and donkeys to buy food and pay school fees. For her and other pastoralists living in southern Kenya’s Kajiado County, climate change is compounding challenges from land subdivision and privatization, magnifying...

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Climate Change and Conflict: Taking Stock

Climate Change and Conflict: Taking Stock

Source: De Gruyter, 2016

Author(s): Halvard Buhaug

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 08/01/2017

 

Is climate change a major security threat? How has research on climate and conflict progressed in recent years? And where should it move forward? This brief essay reflects on some ways in which climatic changes could constitute a threat to peace and stability. Rather than assuming a direct causal link,...

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Bipartisan Climate and Security Consensus Statement Release [Video]

Bipartisan Climate and Security Consensus Statement Release [Video]

Source: Center for Climate and Security, 2016

Author(s): Sherri Goodman, Geoffrey Kemp, Ronald Keys, Samual Locklear III, and Dov Zakheim

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 18/12/2016

 

There exists a U.S. national security consensus that climate change presents a “strategically-significant risk” and will require a “comprehensive response.” It’s an issue that the next President of the United States (and likely, many after that) will have to take very seriously, no matter their ideological predilections. In this context,...

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Imagining Industan

Imagining Industan

Source: Springer Nature, 2017

Author(s): Zafar Adeel and Robert G. Wirsing

Countries: Afghanistan, China, India, Indus River Basin, Pakistan

Topics: Climate Change, Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 18/12/2016

 

This volume calls upon over a dozen Indus observers to imagine a scenario for the Indus basin in which transboundary cooperation over water resources overcomes the insecurity arising from water dependence and scarcity. From diverse perspectives, its essays examine the potential benefits to be gained from revisiting the 1960 Indus...

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Climate, Conflict, and Governance in Africa: Pinpointing Risks and Opportunities (Final Program Report: 2009-2016)

Climate, Conflict, and Governance in Africa: Pinpointing Risks and Opportunities (Final Program Report: 2009-2016)

Source: University of Texas at Austin, 2016

Countries: Africa

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Governance

Added: 18/12/2016

 

The Climate Change and African Political Stability Program is a multi-year research program based at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin, partnered with the College of William and Mary, Trinity College Dublin, and University of North Texas. CCAPS analyzes...

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Water Security, Cooperation and Conflict

Water Security, Cooperation and Conflict

Source: Geneva Centre for Security Policy, 2016

Author(s): David Michel

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

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

Added: 14/12/2016

 

Growing populations and economies, unsustainable consumption practices and mounting environmental challenges are exerting increasing pressure on the world’s freshwater resources. Many observers fear that impending shortfalls between rising demand and shifting supplies could foster sharpened competition among nations or communities attempting to secure increasingly scarce water resources. History furnishes little evidence...

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Navigating Complexity: Climate, Migration, and Conflict in a Changing World

Navigating Complexity: Climate, Migration, and Conflict in a Changing World

Source: Wilson Center and USAID, 2016

Author(s): Schuyler Null and Lauren Herzer Risi

Countries: Sudan, Syria

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 06/12/2016

 

Record levels of displacement and accelerating climate change have prompted many to wonder if the world is headed toward a more violent future. Whether a policymaker, practitioner, diplomat, or peacebuilder, the nexus of climate change, migration, and conflict is posing fundamental challenges in a myriad of ways. This document is...

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