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Environmental Sustainability in Post-Conflict Countries: Insights for Rural Colombia

Environmental Sustainability in Post-Conflict Countries: Insights for Rural Colombia

Source: Environment Development and Sustainability Journal , 2017

Author(s): Andres Suarez, Paola Andrea Arias-Arévalo and Eliana Martinez

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Governance, Peace Agreements, Renewable Resources

Added: 24/03/2017

 

Post-conflict countries (PCC) guide their priorities toward restoration of socioeconomic conditions and relegate sustainability objectives to the background. With the aim to provide insights for the current discussion on rural environmental sustainability in today’s post-conflict Colombia, we analyzed the environmental dynamics of seven PCC. We found that (1) deforestation and...

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Are Natural Resource Windfalls a Blessing or a Curse in Democratic Settings: A Case Study – Ghana?

Are Natural Resource Windfalls a Blessing or a Curse in Democratic Settings: A Case Study – Ghana?

Source: University of Dublin, 2016

Author(s): University of Dublin

Countries: Ghana

Topics: Conflict Causes, Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 24/03/2017

 

In order to analyse the problematic impact of oil on Ghana’s development, this study relied on qualitative methods, supported by descriptive statistics, tables and graphs. These qualitative and quantitative methods complement each other to explain the problematic impact of oil. Qualitative methods used for data collection include semi-structured interviews, focus...

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The Minerals Sector Contribution to Stabilisation and Development in Afghanistan

The Minerals Sector Contribution to Stabilisation and Development in Afghanistan

Source: Extractive Industry Geology Conference , 2015

Author(s): A.G. Craig

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources

Added: 24/03/2017

 

Minerals of high value and strategic importance have and continue to play a role in many of the conflicts seen around the world. They can however also provide an opportunity for less developed countries to quickly generate revenues either from the direct development and exploitation of mineral resources or by...

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Framework for Management of Post-Conflict Waste in Libya

Framework for Management of Post-Conflict Waste in Libya

Source: European Scientific Journal , 2017

Author(s): Ashraf Ali and Chukwunonye Ezeah

Countries: Libya

Topics: Assessment, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 24/03/2017

 

An important aspect of the Libyan conflict since the 2011 Arab Spring is the generation and management of huge volumes of construction and demolition (C&D) type waste, arising from conflict-related damage to the built environment. Estimates put the amount of Post-Conflict Waste (PCW) at about 82 million tonnes, much of...

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Exploring Access to Portable Water and Sanitation Practices in a Post-Conflict Environment: The Case of Gulu District, Northern Uganda

Exploring Access to Portable Water and Sanitation Practices in a Post-Conflict Environment: The Case of Gulu District, Northern Uganda

Source: SIT Graduate Institute , 2016

Author(s): Peyton Going

Countries: Uganda

Topics: Basic Services, Humanitarian Assistance, Renewable Resources

Added: 24/03/2017

 

Over the course of 30 days of fieldwork in October and November of 2016, data was collected through interviews conducted with local government officials, researchers and academics, and village community members of Gulu District. The aim of this study was to determine the extent to which agencies have improved water...

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Climate Change and Insecurity: An Examination of Gombe State’s Predicament in the Northeastern Nigeria

Climate Change and Insecurity: An Examination of Gombe State’s Predicament in the Northeastern Nigeria

Source: Global Changes and Natural Disaster Management: Geo-information Technologies, 2017

Author(s): U. A. Abubakar and A. Ahmed

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Climate Change, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 24/03/2017

 

Insecurity as a result of climate change has become a global phenomenon, which imposes a major challenge to human environments especially in the twenty-first century. This phenomenon prompted scholars to conduct scientific investigations to find out solutions to the problems. The overwhelming challenges related to socioeconomic activities, migration, and agricultural...

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Transboundary Conservation: A Systematic and Integrated Approach

Transboundary Conservation: A Systematic and Integrated Approach

Source: International Union for Conservation of Nature World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN WCPA), 2015

Author(s): Maja Vasilijević, Kevan Zunckel, Matthew McKinney, Boris Erg, Michael Schoon, and Tatjana Rosen Michel

Topics: Cooperation, Governance, Land, Programming

Added: 23/03/2017

 

Ecosystems across the globe are divided by political boundaries. So they are exposed to many different policy, legal and institutional structures, management and governance regimes; they are affected by various social, cultural and economic contexts and systems; and they are sometimes impacted by complex relations between countries. Transboundary1 conservation has...

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Hands Across Borders: An International Workshop on Transboundary Conservation

Hands Across Borders: An International Workshop on Transboundary Conservation

Source: University of Montana, 2016

Author(s): Matthew McKinney and Charles Besancon (Eds.)

Topics: Cooperation, Governance, Land

Added: 23/03/2017

 

Fifty conservation leaders from six different continents came together in Glacier National Park in September 2016 to: • Recognize the role of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park as the world’s first international peace park and as an inspiration for international peace parks and transboundary conservation (TBC) throughout the world; • Celebrate...

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Past the Tipping Point? Contract Disclosure within EITI Summary

Past the Tipping Point? Contract Disclosure within EITI Summary

Source: Natural Resource Governance Institute, 2017

Author(s): Rob Pitman and Don Hubert

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 09/03/2017

 

Four years after the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) began encouraging contract disclosure through its standard, Past the Tipping Point? assesses the extent to which governments of resource-rich countries have taken up the recommendation. The report finds that disclosing the contracts and licenses that detail terms of resource exploitation has become the norm...

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Incidence and Impact of Land Conflict in Uganda

Incidence and Impact of Land Conflict in Uganda

Source: World Bank Group, 2004

Author(s): Klaus Deininger and Raffaella Castagnini

Countries: Uganda

Topics: Conflict Causes, Gender, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 09/03/2017

 

While there is a large, though inconclusive, literature on the impact of land titles in Africa, little attention has been devoted to the study of land conflict, despite evidence on increasing incidence of such conflicts. The authors use data from Uganda to explore who is affected by land conflicts, whether...

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