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Seasonal Migration and Settlement around Lake Chad: Strategies for Control of Resources in an Increasingly Drying Lake

Seasonal Migration and Settlement around Lake Chad: Strategies for Control of Resources in an Increasingly Drying Lake

Source: Resources, 2017

Author(s): Felix Watang Zieba, Genesis Tambang Yengoh, and Abdouraman Tom

Countries: Cameroon

Topics: Climate Change, Cooperation, Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/10/2017

 

The Lake Chad Basin has for a very long period supported the livelihoods of millions of peoples from the different countries that share this transboundary water resource. Its shrinking over the decades has meant that many of those who depend on it for livelihoods would have to adjust to the...

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Greening Africa's Borderlands: The Symbiotic Politics of Land and Borders in Peace Parks

Greening Africa's Borderlands: The Symbiotic Politics of Land and Borders in Peace Parks

Source: Political Geography, 2017

Author(s): Maano Ramutsindela

Topics: Cooperation, Governance, Land

Added: 01/10/2017

 

This paper probes borderlands as an entry point into an inquiry into the convergence between the politics of land and the politics of borders. Such politics is ascribed to real and imagined attributes of borderlands, including their ethnographies in Africa. I argue that borderlands enable a form of environmentalism that...

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Water Conflict and Cooperation in Southern Africa

Water Conflict and Cooperation in Southern Africa

Source: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 2015

Author(s): Larry Swatuk

Topics: Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 27/09/2017

 

The water resources of southern Africa have featured centrally in the global literature on water conflict and cooperation. This scholarship has appeared in two waves: (1) the post-Cold War focus on resource scarcities and the possibility of ‘water wars’ and (2) the mid-2000s rise of fears surrounding the impact of...

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Could Changing Power Relationships Lead to Better Water Sharing in Central Asia?

Could Changing Power Relationships Lead to Better Water Sharing in Central Asia?

Source: MDPI: Water, 2017

Author(s): Aibek Zhupankhan, Kamshat Tussupova, and Ronny Berndtsson

Topics: Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 27/09/2017

 

Even though Central Asia is water rich, water disputes have characterized the region after crumbling of the Soviet Union in 1991. The uneven spatial distribution and complex pattern of transboundary water sources with contrasting national water needs have created an intricate water dilemma. Increasing national water needs, water claims by...

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Targeting Environmental Infrastructures, International Law, and Civilians in the New Middle Eastern Wars

Targeting Environmental Infrastructures, International Law, and Civilians in the New Middle Eastern Wars

Source: Security Dialogue, 2017

Author(s): Jeannie L. Sowers, Erika Weinthal, and Neda Zawahri

Countries: Libya, Syria, Yemen

Topics: Basic Services, Governance, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 27/09/2017

 

Research in conflict studies and environmental security has largely focused on the mechanisms through which the environment and natural resources foster conflict or contribute to peacebuilding. An understudied area of research, however, concerns the ways in which warfare has targeted civilian infrastructure with long-term effects on human welfare and ecosystems....

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Food Security, Sustaining Peace and Gender Equality: Conceptual Framework and Future Directions

Food Security, Sustaining Peace and Gender Equality: Conceptual Framework and Future Directions

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, 2017

Topics: Gender, Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 27/09/2017

 

The main objective of this study is to generate knowledge and make meaningful, evidence-based and actionable recommendations to governments and other stakeholders, particularly international organizations and FAO staff, on the nexus between supporting food and nutrition security, building peace and stability, and striving for gender equality. To this end, the...

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Ambiguity in Transboundary Environmental Dispute Resolution: The Israeli-Jordanian Water Agreement

Ambiguity in Transboundary Environmental Dispute Resolution: The Israeli-Jordanian Water Agreement

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2008

Author(s): Itay Fischhendler

Countries: Israel, Jordan

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Peace Agreements, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

Cooperation over transboundary environmental resources, water in particular, has been analyzed from various perspectives. Each study identifies the problems of cooperation differently and suggests different mechanisms to enhance it. Yet, the role of ambiguity, particularly significant in treaty design to resolve environmental disputes, has thus far been overlooked. Such a...

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International Water Scarcity and Variability: Managing Resource Use across Political Boundaries

International Water Scarcity and Variability: Managing Resource Use across Political Boundaries

Source: University of California Press , 2016

Author(s): Shlomi Dinar and Ariel Dinar

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

International Water Scarcity and Variability considers international water management challenges created by water scarcity and environmental change. Although media coverage and some scholars tend to cast natural resource shortages as leading inexorably toward armed conflict and war, Shlomi Dinar and Ariel Dinar demonstrate that there are many examples of and mechanisms...

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Environmental News in South America: Conflict, Crisis and Contestation

Environmental News in South America: Conflict, Crisis and Contestation

Source: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017

Author(s): Juliet Pinto, Paola Prado and J. Alejandro Tirado-Alcaraz

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

Combining perspectives from media studies and political ecology, this book analyses socially constructed news regarding three environmental conflicts in South America. In recent decades, South American political administrations have tied national economies to neo-extractive development strategies, creating not only vulnerabilities to global commodity boom and bust pricing cycles, but also...

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Socio-Environmental Conflicts on Hydropower: The São Luiz do Tapajós Project in Brazil

Socio-Environmental Conflicts on Hydropower: The São Luiz do Tapajós Project in Brazil

Source: Environmental Science and Policy Journal, 2017

Author(s): Christoph Ernst Emil Hess and Eva Fenrich

Countries: Brazil

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

Economic expansion and related resource and infrastructure needs provoke an increase of socio-environmental conflicts worldwide, and methodologies for their comprehensive analysis and understanding are necessary. The present paper suggests a methodology for the analysis of socio-environmental conflicts on hydropower, developed from a case study on the São Luiz do Tapajós...

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