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The Gap between Buzz Words and Excellent Performance: The Environmental Footprint of Military and Civilian Actors in Crises and Conflict Settings

The Gap between Buzz Words and Excellent Performance: The Environmental Footprint of Military and Civilian Actors in Crises and Conflict Settings

Source: FOI - Swedish Defense Research Agency, 2016

Author(s): Annica Waleij and Birgitta Liljedahl

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 23/05/2016

 

The Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) has addressed challenges related to environmental impact and sustainability of temporary communities such as the military, peacekeepers, or humanitarians in conflict and disaster areas in approximately 20 years. Experience has shown that the environmental legacy of these communities, regardless of purpose and type, may...

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Sharon Burke on How the U.S. Military is Planning for Climate Change [Audio]

Sharon Burke on How the U.S. Military is Planning for Climate Change [Audio]

Source: New Security Beat, 2016

Author(s): Sean Peoples

Countries: United States

Topics: Climate Change, Cooperation, Humanitarian Assistance

Added: 08/05/2016

 

Climate change is impacting the U.S. military in two major ways, explains Sharon Burke in this week’s podcast. Burke, who served as the First Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy from 2010 to 2014 and is now with the New America Foundation, says the Department of Defense has done a lot...

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Natural Resource Scarcity and Violence in Rwanda

Natural Resource Scarcity and Violence in Rwanda

Source: International Institute for Sustainable Development, 2001

Author(s): James K. Gasana

Countries: Rwanda

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 28/03/2016

 

The social and political implications of different types of environmental scarcities were important contributors to the violent conflict in Rwanda during the 1990s. These scarcities, which became acute in the1980s, were the result of complex interactions between demographic pressure, inequitable access to and shortage of land resources, and resource depletion...

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Colombia Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection

Colombia Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection

Source: European Commission, 2015

Author(s): European Commission

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance

Added: 04/02/2016

 

Colombia has more than 6.4 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), the world's second largest number of cases after Syria. Despite ongoing peace negotiations, many regions, especially rural ones, continue to face violence, forced displacement, forced recruitment of children and sexual or gender-based violence.   A wide range of natural hazards, such as...

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Afghanistan: 25 December Earthquake - OCHA Flash Update No. 3 (3 January 2016)

Afghanistan: 25 December Earthquake - OCHA Flash Update No. 3 (3 January 2016)

Source: OCHA, 2016

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance

Added: 04/02/2016

 

Verified reports from joint assessment teams tasked with assessing the impact of a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Afghanistan on 25 December 2015 have confirmed that damage from the seismic event was much less severe than initially thought. Fifteen people were injured, 91 homes damaged and six homes destroyed in...

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Climate Insecurity in (Post)Conflict Areas: The Biopolitics of United Nations Vulnerability Assessments

Climate Insecurity in (Post)Conflict Areas: The Biopolitics of United Nations Vulnerability Assessments

Source: Geopolitics, 2014

Author(s): Michael Manson

Countries: Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Iraq, Israel, Kenya, Pakistan, Palestine, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

Topics: Climate Change, Humanitarian Assistance, Programming

Added: 13/01/2016

 

Within the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme and Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs have all highlighted climate risks as relevant to their work in areas affected by conflict, endorsing human security approaches as valid for mapping the relationships between climate stresses and...

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Conflict and Cooperation over Water - The Role of the EU in Ensuring the Realisation of Human Rights

Conflict and Cooperation over Water - The Role of the EU in Ensuring the Realisation of Human Rights

Source: European Parliament, Directorate General for External Policies, 2015

Author(s): Inga Winkler

Topics: Conflict Causes, Cooperation, Governance, Humanitarian Assistance, Renewable Resources

Added: 30/12/2015

 

The human right to water has been firmly established and its implications for policy-making have been discussed in many fields. Thus far, this has hardly been the case for conflicts over water. This study discusses what it means to integrate human rights in the context of governing water and addressing...

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The Ominous Story of Syria's Climate Refugees

The Ominous Story of Syria's Climate Refugees

Source: Scientific American, 2015

Author(s): John Wendle

Countries: Syria

Topics: Climate Change, Humanitarian Assistance, Renewable Resources

Added: 21/12/2015

 

Climatologists say Syria is a grim preview of what could be in store for the larger Middle East, the Mediterranean and other parts of the world. The drought, they maintain, was exacerbated by climate change. The Fertile Crescent—the birthplace of agriculture some 12,000 years ago—is drying out. Syria’s drought has...

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Pathways from Peace to Resilience: Evidence from the Greater Horn of Africa on the Links between Conflict Management and Resilience to Food Security Shocks

Pathways from Peace to Resilience: Evidence from the Greater Horn of Africa on the Links between Conflict Management and Resilience to Food Security Shocks

Source: USAID, 2015

Topics: Climate Change, Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods, Programming, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/11/2015

 

Building resilience has become a primary development aim in the Horn of Africa and other areas facing recurrent humanitarian crises. To date, the resilience agenda has focused largely on predicting and preparing for climatic shocks – such as droughts and floods – and market shocks, with little examination of conflict...

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International Law and Governance of Natural Resources in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations

International Law and Governance of Natural Resources in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations

Source: Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law, 2015

Author(s): Daniëlla Dam-de Jong

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Governance, Humanitarian Assistance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 16/08/2015

 

Natural resource wealth is conducive to a country's development. Nevertheless, the last few decades have shown a harsher reality, where natural resources have also triggered, financed or fuelled a number of internal armed conflicts. Examples include the armed conflicts in Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of the...

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