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Coping with Water Scarcity: An Action Framework for Agriculture and Food Security

Coping with Water Scarcity: An Action Framework for Agriculture and Food Security

Source: FAO, 2012

Topics: Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/04/2014

 

The report aims to provide a conceptual framework to address food security under conditions of water scarcity in agriculture. It has been prepared by a team of FAO staff and consultants in the framework of the project “Coping with water scarcity – the role of agriculture”, and has been discussed...

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Trans-boundary Water Cooperation as a Tool for Conflict Prevention and for Broader Benefit-sharing

Trans-boundary Water Cooperation as a Tool for Conflict Prevention and for Broader Benefit-sharing

Source: David Phillips, Marwa Daoudy, Stephen McCaffrey, Joakim Öjendal and Anthony Turton, 2006

Countries: Burundi, Cambodia, Israel, Jordan, Myanmar, Rwanda, Uganda, Vietnam

Topics: Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/04/2014

 

The report concerns trans-boundary (international) waters, and provides an analysis on whether cooperation concerning such waters may constitute a tool for the prevention of broader conflict and/or the sharing of benefits. It was produced by a small group of multi-disciplinary experts working under the company Phillips Robinson and Associates, based...

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Conflict, Climate Change and Politics: Why a Techno-centric Approach Fails the Resilience Challenge

Conflict, Climate Change and Politics: Why a Techno-centric Approach Fails the Resilience Challenge

Source: Overseas Development Institute , 2014

Countries: Aceh, Darfur, Indonesia, Sudan, Uganda

Topics: Climate Change, Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Programming

Added: 07/04/2014

 

This paper examines the general adherence to technocentric approaches in the resilience world, but most particularly in climate-related strategies (both adaptation and mitigation), by taking debates on the relationship between climate change and conflict (or conditions of fragility) as a form of case study.   This research uses three case studies, particularly...

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Rising Tempers, Rising Temperatures: A Look at Climate Change, Migration  and Conflict and the Implications  for Youth in the Sahel Region

Rising Tempers, Rising Temperatures: A Look at Climate Change, Migration and Conflict and the Implications for Youth in the Sahel Region

Source: Transitional Demobilization and Reintegration Program and World Bank, 2014

Countries: Chad, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 07/04/2014

 

This paper investigates the causal chain between climate change, migration and conflict in the context of the Sahel region, with special focus on implications for the youth cohort living in the most vulnerable rural areas, and concludes with policy recommendations aimed at mitigation of the effects of climate variability and...

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Conservation in a Wicked Complex World: Challenges and Solutions

Conservation in a Wicked Complex World: Challenges and Solutions

Source: Edward T. Game, Erik Meijaard, Douglas Sheil, and Eve McDonald-Madden, 2013

Topics: Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 03/04/2014

 

Most conservation challenges are complex and possess all the characteristics of so called “wicked” problems. Despite widespread recognition of this complexity conservationists possess a legacy of institutional structures, tools and practices better suited to simpler systems. We highlight two specific challenges posed by this mismatch: the difficulty of adaptive management...

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Life Can Change: Securing Housing, Land and Property Rights for Displaced Women

Life Can Change: Securing Housing, Land and Property Rights for Displaced Women

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council, 2014

Countries: Afghanistan, Colombia, Ecuador, Lebanon, Liberia, Palestine, South Sudan

Topics: Gender, Governance, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 03/04/2014

 

In 2011, NRC embarked on a five-year initiative aiming to increase displaced women’s access to housing, land and property (HLP) rights through international and national advocacy. The project aims to provide well-researched legal, policy and practice recommendations for the humanitarian community, including practitioners, donors, governments and civil society.   The project’s evidence base is drawn from NRC’s...

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Case Study on Land in Burma

Case Study on Land in Burma

Source: Giles Henley (Evidence on Demand), 2014

Countries: Myanmar

Topics: Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 19/03/2014

 

Burma is a fragile state undergoing a period of profound economic and political reform following a period of conflict and isolation. As the poorest country in South Asia, land is the main asset for many people, especially in rural areas where most of Burma’s population lives. However, most farmers have...

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War and Natural Resources in History: Introduction

War and Natural Resources in History: Introduction

Source: Simo Laakkonen & Richard Tucker, Global Environment, No. 10, p. 8-15 , 2012

Countries: Polan,d Germany, Poland, USSR

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 14/03/2014

 

Natural resources are rarely alone a sufficient reason for declaring war. Nevertheless, through human history natural resources have been an important motive, target, and resource for warfare. Until recently armies lived off the land; their logistical support systems were so rudimentary that nothing else was possible. This process provides the...

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Contested Claims over Protected Area Resources in Rwanda

Contested Claims over Protected Area Resources in Rwanda

Source: Anna Knox (USAID), 2014

Countries: Rwanda

Topics: Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 12/03/2014

 

LAND Project is pleased to share with you the Policy Research Brief on Contested Claims over Protected Areas in Rwanda.The aim of this policy brief is to describe current and historical conflicts over rights to land and natural resources within and surrounding protected areas in Rwanda. The authors examined the...

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Whose Brother's Keeper? International Trusteeship and the Search for Peace in the Palestinian Territories

Whose Brother's Keeper? International Trusteeship and the Search for Peace in the Palestinian Territories

Source: Jeffrey D. Pugh, 2012

Countries: Kosovo, Palestine

Topics: Governance

Added: 12/03/2014

 

International trusteeship of post-conflict territories by multilateral institutions or foreign states received renewed attention in the wake of its application in Kosovo and East Timor during the 1990s. Subsequently, interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq have contributed to the intensity of critical discussion over post-Westphalian sovereignty approaches and competing norms regarding...

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