Assessment

 

There are 94 items related to Assessment. Items are listed by date added.

 

The Impact of UNEP on Afghan Environment Conservation

The Impact of UNEP on Afghan Environment Conservation

Source: The Bayat Foundation, 2015

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Assessment, Climate Change, Land, Programming, Renewable Resources

Added: 18/04/2016

 

Decades of conflict have taken an enormous toll on Afghanistan’s environment. The path to continued, sustainable development must include efforts to assess and repair ecological damage, which has an effect on everything from drinking water to clean air. One of the leaders of environmental philanthropy in Afghanistan is the United...

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Lebanon Environmental Assessment of the Syrian Conflict & Priority Interventions

Lebanon Environmental Assessment of the Syrian Conflict & Priority Interventions

Source: United Nations Development Program, 2014

Countries: Lebanon, Syria

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

Added: 09/04/2016

 

Since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011, Lebanon has witnessed a massive influx of refugees. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), on 31 May 2014, the total number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon was equivalent to 1,087,814 (including those which are registered and those...

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Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment of the Palestinian–Israeli Water Situation

Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment of the Palestinian–Israeli Water Situation

Source: Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, 2014

Author(s): Marwan Haddad

Countries: Israel, Palestine

Topics: Assessment, Renewable Resources

Added: 22/01/2016

 

This paper examines and discusses the prolonged Palestinian–Israeli water conflict, taking into consideration recent formal and informal water negotiations and emphasising the future of water-based peacebuilding between the two sides. Sharing experience from the author's own water-related people-to-people work and in formal peace processes, it concludes by arguing that such...

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The Liberia Forest Concession Review: Lessons for Resource Management and Restoration of the Rule of Law

The Liberia Forest Concession Review: Lessons for Resource Management and Restoration of the Rule of Law

Source: Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, 2006

Author(s): K. W. James Rochow, Robert D. Simpson, Alfred L. Brownell, and Oliver Pierson

Countries: Liberia

Topics: Assessment, Renewable Resources

Added: 05/01/2016

 

Illegal trade in 'conflict timber' as well as 'blood diamonds' played a primary role in perpetuating lawlessness in Liberia and fueling conflict in West Africa. A recently compiled review of all timber harvesting concessions - unprecedented in its comprehensiveness and in its explicit links to reform - represents a critical...

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Evaluation of Environmental Peacemaking Intervention Strategies in Jordan-Palestine-Israel

Evaluation of Environmental Peacemaking Intervention Strategies in Jordan-Palestine-Israel

Source: Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, 2015

Author(s): Marina Djernaes, Teis Jorgensen, and Elizabeth Koch-Ya'ari

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Assessment, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Programming

Added: 05/01/2016

 

Working in an ever-changing political context presents a set of unique challenges to sustainable peacemaking, and requires the continuous adaptation of approaches. This briefing shares key insights from the latest external evaluation of EcoPeace's (formerly Friends of the Earth Middle East) programme, building on sustainable environmental solutions paired with enhanced trust and...

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Farming or Fighting? Agricultural Price Shocks and Civil War in Africa

Farming or Fighting? Agricultural Price Shocks and Civil War in Africa

Source: Uppsala University and Peace Research Institute Oslo, 2015

Author(s): Hanne Fjelde

Topics: Assessment, Conflict Prevention, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/11/2015

 

This article links lower economic returns in the labor-intensive agricultural sector to a higher risk of armed conflict at the local level. It argues that income shocks, followed by rising unemployment and lower wages in the rural economy, facilitate rebel recruitment and strengthen civilian support for rebel movements. Focusing on...

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Addressing the Role of Natural Resources in Conflict and Peacebuilding: A Summary of Progress

Addressing the Role of Natural Resources in Conflict and Peacebuilding: A Summary of Progress

Source: UNEP, 2015

Topics: Assessment

Added: 06/11/2015

 

Preventing, managing and resolving natural resource conflicts is undoubtedly among the key peace and security challenges of the 21st century. Increasing demand for natural resources combined with environmental degradation and climate change will serve to intensify competitive pressures between countries and communities over resource access, ownership and use.   The Environmental Cooperation...

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Using Water Insecurity to Predict Domestic Water Demand in the Palestinian West Bank

Using Water Insecurity to Predict Domestic Water Demand in the Palestinian West Bank

Source: Water International, 2015

Author(s): S. E. Galaitsi, Annette Huber-Lee, Richard M. Vogel, and Elena M. Naumova

Countries: Palestine

Topics: Assessment, Basic Services, Renewable Resources

Added: 12/10/2015

 

Household interviews were conducted in the Palestinian West Bank to examine the relationship between price elasticity, water insecurity and domestic water demand. Water insecurity weights were defined and quantified for each household for use in a multivariate regression model. The model demonstrated that (1) a water insecurity variable improves the...

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Côte d’Ivoire Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment

Côte d’Ivoire Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment

Source: UNEP, 2015

Countries: Ivory Coast

Topics: Assessment, Conflict Prevention, Programming

Added: 29/09/2015

 

Focusing on critical issues such as forestry, the system of national parks, urban expansion challenges in Abidjan, and the Ebrie Lagoon, this report offers a series of public policy interventions to help reshape the country’s environmental situation. It calls for renewed efforts to halt widespread deforestation and for the protection...

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Conflicts in Vietnam’s Forest Areas: Implications for FLEGT and REDD+

Conflicts in Vietnam’s Forest Areas: Implications for FLEGT and REDD+

Source: Forest Trends, 2014

Author(s): Thomas Sikor and Phuc Xuan To

Countries: Vietnam

Topics: Assessment, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 03/08/2015

 

Conflicts over land are rampant in Vietnam. Some erupt into physical violence and catch the attention of the media, while others linger without attracting wider attention. Land conflicts are the subject of more than 70% of the written complaints received by Vietnamese government offices in recent years. Vietnam’s Ministry of...

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