Livelihoods

 

There are 462 items related to Livelihoods. Items are listed by date added.

 

Re-Asserting Control: Voluntary Return, Restitution and the Right to Land for IDPs and Refugees in Myanmar

Re-Asserting Control: Voluntary Return, Restitution and the Right to Land for IDPs and Refugees in Myanmar

Source: Transnational Institute, 2017

Countries: Myanmar

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 05/06/2017

 

After decades of civil war and ethnic conflict, large numbers of nationality people in Myanmar have been displaced. In the ethnic states bordering Thailand, Laos, China, India and Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of people have fled fighting between the Tatmadaw (national armed forces) and various ethnic armed groups. Military campaigns...

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Jade and the Generals [Video]

Jade and the Generals [Video]

Source: Global Witness, 2017

Countries: Myanmar

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 19/05/2017

 

As Myanmar gears up for landmark national peace talks this new Global Witness film reveals how the country’s massive jade business is helping to drive deadly armed conflict. What’s more, the multi-billion dollar trade is a threat to the peace efforts Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has made her government’s...

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The Rebirth of Water as a Weapon: IS in Syria and Iraq

The Rebirth of Water as a Weapon: IS in Syria and Iraq

Source: The International Spectator Italian Journal of International Affairs, 2016

Author(s): Tobias von Lossow

Countries: Iraq, Syria

Topics: Conflict Causes, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 17/05/2017

 

The so-called Islamic State (IS) has increasingly used water as a weapon in order to further its political and military aims in Syria and Iraq. In this water-scarce region, IS has retained water and cut off crucial supplies, flooded large areas as well as contaminated resources. The capture of large...

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Population Growth and its Implications for Global Security

Population Growth and its Implications for Global Security

Source: The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 2016

Author(s): Robert J. Walker

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 17/05/2017

 

Between 2015 and 2050 world population is projected to increase by nearly 2.5 billion, rising from 7.3 billion to an estimated 9.8 billion. The vast majority of that projected increase—an estimated 97 percent—will occur in the developing world. Demography is not destiny, but population growth in the developing world is...

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Problems with Water Use in Countries of East, South and Central Asia

Problems with Water Use in Countries of East, South and Central Asia

Source: Geography and Natural Resources, 2016

Author(s): A.P. Demin

Topics: Conflict Causes, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 17/05/2017

 

The role of East, South and Central Asia in the world development is shown. The current per capita availability of water resources is calculated for the countries of the region. It is found that on the whole for the territory under investigation the availability of water resources is more than...

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Human Securitization of Water? A Case Study of the Indus Waters Basin

Human Securitization of Water? A Case Study of the Indus Waters Basin

Source: Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 2013

Author(s): J Peter Burgess, Taylor Owen, and Uttam Kumar Sinha

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 17/05/2017

 

In the large and growing literature on hydropolitics, insecurity generated through water-related conflicts is most often conceptualized under a model of economic resource scarcity. Conflict is generally reduced to the question of who has water, who needs water and thus what cost, in economic, political or military terms, is appropriate...

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All about Water and Land? Resource-Related Conflicts in East and West Africa Revisited

All about Water and Land? Resource-Related Conflicts in East and West Africa Revisited

Source: GeoJournal, 2016

Author(s): Hanne Seter, Ole Magnus Theisen, and Janpeter Schilling

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 17/05/2017

 

Recent years have seen an upsurge in the numbers of studies investigating the potential link between climate variability and conflict—and particularly so quantitative studies of this relationship—without reaching any consensus on causal pathways or main findings. This study sets out to explore what the main causes of conflict between resource-user...

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Hell and High Water: Precipitation Shocks and Conflict Violence in the Philippines

Hell and High Water: Precipitation Shocks and Conflict Violence in the Philippines

Source: Political Geography, 2016

Author(s): Joshua Eastin

Countries: Philippines

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Livelihoods

Added: 17/05/2017

 

As climate change destabilizes global weather patterns, concern is rising over the potential risks these changes might pose to peace and stability in developing states. A vigorous research program has emerged to address the relationship between climate change and civil conflict, with two special issues of Political Geography (2007, 2014)...

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UN Environment - European Commission: Sudan, Wadi Partners Food Security and Disaster Resilience [Video]

UN Environment - European Commission: Sudan, Wadi Partners Food Security and Disaster Resilience [Video]

Source: UNEP, 2015

Countries: Sudan

Topics: Climate Change, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 11/05/2017

 

North Darfur experience severe environmental degradation due to unsustainable farming, deforestation and overgrazing, diminishing the capacity of these drylands ecosystems to support local livelihoodsOur Eco-DRR Strategy in Sudan applies Integrated Water Resource Management for achieving both food security and disaster risk reduction. It seeks to strengthen governance mechanisms, by involving...

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Wadi Partners Food Security and Disaster Resilience through Sustainable Drylands Management in North Darfur, Sudan

Wadi Partners Food Security and Disaster Resilience through Sustainable Drylands Management in North Darfur, Sudan

Source: UNEP, 2016

Countries: Sudan

Topics: Climate Change, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 11/05/2017

 

In 2012-2015, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Commission (EC) supported a pilot demonstration project on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) in Sudan. The Eco-DRR project was implemented in partnership with the National Government, the State Government of North Darfur, Practical Action, and local communitybased organizations. Click...

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