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Ecologist Special Report: Ecological Conservation in Post-Conflict Colombia

Ecologist Special Report: Ecological Conservation in Post-Conflict Colombia

Source: Ecologist, 2017

Author(s): Forest Ray

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Peace Agreements, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 19/06/2017

 

Colombia stands at a crossroads. The Colombian government and the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) recently signed a peace accord, signaling an end to the Western Hemisphere's longest running war. The deal was signed with extensive international assistance, particularly from the United States, whose continued financial and military aid...

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The Complex Ties That Bind: Gendered Agency and Expectations in Conflict and Climate Change-Related Migration

The Complex Ties That Bind: Gendered Agency and Expectations in Conflict and Climate Change-Related Migration

Source: Global Policy, 2017

Author(s): Henri Myrttinen

Countries: Honduras

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Gender, Humanitarian Assistance

Added: 19/06/2017

 

For the past decade, western public discourse and the policy world have become increasingly concerned about ‘irregular’ migration and, to a slightly lesser extent perhaps, what driving role conflict and climate change play in triggering it. Addressing the causes and effects requires having a better understanding of the impacts that...

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Briefing Paper: Recommendations for Addressing Conflict Pollution at UNEA-3

Briefing Paper: Recommendations for Addressing Conflict Pollution at UNEA-3

Source: Toxic Remnants of War Network, 2017

Countries: Colombia, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine

Topics: Assessment, Governance, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 18/06/2017

 

This briefing for delegations explains why pollution caused or exacerbated by armed conflicts must be addressed by States during UNEA-3. The briefing proposes five areas where States and international organisations should make commitments for further action to help minimise the generation of toxic remnants of war, and their impact on...

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Briefing Paper: Recommendations for Addressing Conflict Pollution at UNEA-3

Briefing Paper: Recommendations for Addressing Conflict Pollution at UNEA-3

Source: Toxic Remnants of War Network, 2017

Countries: Colombia, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine

Topics: Assessment, Governance, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 05/06/2017

 

This briefing for delegations explains why pollution caused or exacerbated by armed conflicts must be addressed by States during UNEA-3. The briefing proposes five areas where States and international organisations should make commitments for further action to help minimise the generation of toxic remnants of war, and their impact on...

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World Water Crisis [Video]

World Water Crisis [Video]

Source: Press TV, 2017

Countries: Bolivia, Chile, India, Madagascar, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe

Topics: Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 11/05/2017

 

The lack of water has become one of the biggest worries for mankind, but you wouldn't know it. At least for most of us, the alarm is not there. In part one of our 2 part series, we covered things like water security, water wars, and the function of water...

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Do Natural Resources Influence Who Comes to Power, and How?

Do Natural Resources Influence Who Comes to Power, and How?

Source: The Journal of Politics, 2017

Author(s): Maria Carreri and Oeindrilla Dube

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 07/05/2017

 

Do natural resources impair institutional outcomes? Existing work studies how natural resources influence the behavior of leaders in power. We study how they influence leaders’ rise to power. Our analysis focuses on oil price shocks and local democracy in Colombia, a country mired in civil conflict. We find that when...

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Golden Opportunity, or a New Twist on the Resource-Conflict Relationship: Links Between the Drug Trade and Illegal Gold Mining in Colombia

Golden Opportunity, or a New Twist on the Resource-Conflict Relationship: Links Between the Drug Trade and Illegal Gold Mining in Colombia

Source: World Development, 2016

Author(s): Angelika Rettberg and Juan Felipe Ortiz-Riomalo

Countries: Colombia

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

Added: 07/05/2017

 

Resource wars face greater difficulties to end conflict, as well as greater probabilities of relapse. In part, this is due to the persistence of resource-fueled criminal networks developed under the auspices of armed conflict. In this paper we focus on the Colombian armed conflict, one of the longest-lasting conflicts in...

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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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The Economic Effect of Illegal Political Control on a Population: The Paramilitaries in Colombia's Regions

The Economic Effect of Illegal Political Control on a Population: The Paramilitaries in Colombia's Regions

Source: Universidad de los Andes, 2011

Author(s): Alejandra Jiménez Carvajal, Ana María Ibáñez Londoño, and Oskar Andrés Nupia Martínez

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Economic Recovery , Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/04/2017

 

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The Environmental Impact of Civil Conflict: The Deforestation Effect of Paramilitary Expansion In Colombia

The Environmental Impact of Civil Conflict: The Deforestation Effect of Paramilitary Expansion In Colombia

Source: IDEAS, 2014

Author(s): Juan Fernando Vargas, Leopoldo Fergusson, and Dario Romero

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/04/2017

 

Despite a growing body of literature on how environmental degradation can fuel civil war, the reverse effect, namely that of conflict on environmental outcomes, is relatively understudied. From a theoretical point of view this effect is ambiguous, with some forces pointing to pressures for environmental degradation and some pointing in...

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