Middle East & North Africa

 

There are 339 items related to Middle East & North Africa. Items are listed by date added.

 

Insurgency, Terrorism and Organised Crime in a Warming Climate – Analysing the Links Between Climate Change and Non-State Armed Groups

Insurgency, Terrorism and Organised Crime in a Warming Climate – Analysing the Links Between Climate Change and Non-State Armed Groups

Source: Adelphi, 2016

Author(s): Katharina Nett and Lukas Rüttinger

Countries: Afghanistan, Guatemala, Syria

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Livelihoods

Added: 23/04/2017

 

Over the past ten years, both our understanding and awareness of the links between climate change and security have increased tremendously. Today the UN, the EU, the G7 and an increasing number of states have classified climate change as a threat to global and/or national security. However, the links between climate...

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Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict [Video]

Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict [Video]

Source: CSIS, 2017

Author(s): Emmy Simmons

Countries: Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria

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

Added: 10/04/2017

 

Please join us for the launch of our newest report, Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict, written by Emmy Simmons. Hear a presentation and join a dialogue with experts on why renewed and expanded international collaboration to anticipate and prepare for food insecurity is essential. Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Syria...

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Counting the Cost: Agriculture in Syria after Six Years of Crisis

Counting the Cost: Agriculture in Syria after Six Years of Crisis

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, 2017

Countries: Syria

Topics: Assessment, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 05/04/2017

 

Despite six years of crisis in Syria, agriculture remains a key part of the economy. The sector still accounts for an estimated 26 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and represents a critical safety net for the 6.7 million Syrians – including those internally displaced - who still remain in rural...

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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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Global Water Wars [Video]

Global Water Wars [Video]

Source: National Geographic, 2017

Countries: Israel, Palestine

Topics: Basic Services, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 27/03/2017

 

This episode of Parched zeroes in on India and Syria, two of the world’s most vulnerable hot spots for water-related conflict.

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Lage.Bericht//Middle East//EcoPeace - Water and Energy: Working Together for More Security [Video]

Lage.Bericht//Middle East//EcoPeace - Water and Energy: Working Together for More Security [Video]

Source: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 2017

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 09/03/2017

 

In the Middle East, the consequences of climate change are already a reality of life. The region is one of the most water-stressed areas in the world, the average temperature is rising faster than elsewhere, and a massive reduction in rainfall is also expected for the coming years. Adding to...

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Borderlands and the Restructuring of Sudan Following South Sudan’s Secession

Borderlands and the Restructuring of Sudan Following South Sudan’s Secession

Source: Springer, 2017

Author(s): Abdalbasit Saeed

Countries: South Sudan, Sudan

Topics: Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 01/03/2017

 

The chapter recognises that the split between the two Sudans has given to political, economic and security challenges, and that these have been insufficiently addressed by the two Sudans in post-separation decade. Separate sections of the chapter focus on border issues between Sudan and Sudan, particularly, contentious issue of the...

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River Out of Eden: Water, Ecology, and the Jordan River in the Christian Tradition

River Out of Eden: Water, Ecology, and the Jordan River in the Christian Tradition

Source: EcoPeace Middle East and Save the Jordan, 2014

Author(s): Daniel Adamson

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Conflict Prevention, 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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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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Protecting Groundwater

Protecting Groundwater

Source: EcoPeace Middle East, 2014

Author(s): EcoPeace Middle East

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Assessment, Cooperation, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 23/02/2017

 

Groundwater is the world’s most important source of freshwater, constituting 97% of the Earth’s freshwater reserves. However, in the Mediterranean Region, groundwater quality along the Mediterranean Basin severely suffers from human-induced pollution, endangering aquifers and the many communities dependent upon the trans-boundary water source. The pollution stems from a number...

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