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Mining Disclosures 2017: An Investor Guide to Conflict Minerals Reporting in Year Four

Mining Disclosures 2017: An Investor Guide to Conflict Minerals Reporting in Year Four

Source: Responsible Sourcing Network, 2017

Author(s): Raphaël Deberdt and Patricia Jurewicz

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 22/10/2017

 

In the fourth consecutive year of analyzing companies’ conflict minerals compliance and reporting, Responsible Sourcing Network’s (RSN) research unveils a troubling trend widely spread among companies and industries. For the 2017 Mining the Disclosures report, RSN performed a year-on-year comparison between the scores achieved in 2016 and 2017. Regrettably, the...

 

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Oil and Borders: How to Fix Iraq’s Kurdish Crisis

Oil and Borders: How to Fix Iraq’s Kurdish Crisis

Source: International Crisis Group, 2017

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources, Land

Added: 22/10/2017

 

What happened? On 16 October 2017, the Iraqi federal government launched an operation to restore Iraqi sovereignty over the disputed territories, including Kirkuk and its oil fields. This reversed the situation in place since the Iraqi army collapsed in the face of an onslaught by the Islamic State in June...

 

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How Conflict Affects Land Use: Agricultural Activity in Areas Seized by the Islamic State

How Conflict Affects Land Use: Agricultural Activity in Areas Seized by the Islamic State

Source: Environ, 2017

Author(s): Lina Eklund, Michael Degerald, Martin Brandt, Alexander V Prishchepov, and Petter Pilesjö

Countries: Iraq, Syria

Topics: Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 22/10/2017

 

Socio-economic shocks, technogenic catastrophes, and armed conflicts often have drastic impacts on local and regional food security through disruption of agricultural production and food trade, reduced investments, and deterioration of land and infrastructure. Recently, more research has focused on the effects of armed conflict on land systems, but still little...

 

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Building in Post-war Environments

Building in Post-war Environments

Source: Procedia Engineering , 2017

Author(s): Giovanni Tortorici and Francesco Fiorito

Topics: Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 22/10/2017

 

Modern wars generate devastating effects on the environment by using chemical, biological, radioactive weapons. Toxic effects persist for long time on war fields. Negative environmental impacts such as desertification, migrant masses, depletion of natural resources (food, water, wood, etc.), and induced biodiversity produce, in turn, conflicts. This paper aims at i)...

 

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Congo's Environmental Paradox: Potential and Predation in a Land of Plenty

Congo's Environmental Paradox: Potential and Predation in a Land of Plenty

Source: International Affairs Journal, 2017

Author(s): Pádraig Carmody

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 22/10/2017

 

This is an unusual, fascinating and important book. The role of resources in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's conflict(s) has received much media and academic attention in recent decades. However, this is the first book—that I am aware of—which explicitly focuses on a wide range of Congo's resources and...

 

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