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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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“You Can Steal Livestock but You Can’t Steal Trees”: The Livelihood Benefits of Agroforestry during and after Violent Conflict

“You Can Steal Livestock but You Can’t Steal Trees”: The Livelihood Benefits of Agroforestry during and after Violent Conflict

Source: Human Ecology, 2017

Author(s): Amy Quandt and J. Terrence McCabe

Countries: Kenya

Topics: Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

While violent conflict affects the lives of 1.5 billion people globally, little is known about how such people support and feed themselves. We explore how agroforestry may be used as a livelihood strategy to build livelihood resilience during and immediately after violent conflict. Research was conducted in Burat, Kenya, which...

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Environmental Security and Climate Change: "A Security Assessment of the Balkan Region" (a chapter in "Implications of Climate Change and Disasters on Military Activities")

Environmental Security and Climate Change: "A Security Assessment of the Balkan Region" (a chapter in "Implications of Climate Change and Disasters on Military Activities")

Source: Springer, 2017

Author(s): Wendell C. King, Kosta Delev, and Kuman Gerovski

Topics: Climate Change, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

This presentation provided a baseline understanding of the concepts of environmental security with a particular focus on understanding the security threats posed by the key environmental security drivers of climate change and water as a scarce resource. The presentation defined environmental security as a process where human-induced environmental changes have...

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From Climate Change to Anarchy?: A Study of the Effects of Long-term Climate Change on the Dynamics of Violent Conflict in Kenya 2007-2008

From Climate Change to Anarchy?: A Study of the Effects of Long-term Climate Change on the Dynamics of Violent Conflict in Kenya 2007-2008

Source: Swedish Defence University, 2017

Author(s): Petter Martinsson

Countries: Kenya

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

Added: 26/09/2017

 

This paper studies the effects of long-term climate change on the dynamics of violent conflict in the Kenyan crisis of 2007-2008. Climate change has been found to worsen livelihood conditions in East Africa, leading to a higher competition for resources and increased intergroup tensions. This, in turn, leads to a...

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Environmental Security, Water Resources and International Security Organizations (Chapter in "Security and Human Right to Water in Central Asia")

Environmental Security, Water Resources and International Security Organizations (Chapter in "Security and Human Right to Water in Central Asia")

Source: Springer, 2017

Author(s): Miguel Ángel Pérez Martín

Topics: Climate Change, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

There is a wide range of environmental threats to the Human Right to Water and Sanitation (HRWS) in Central Asia: desertification, the intensive use of insecticides and fertilizers harmful to the environment, global warming, nuclear pollution risks—uranium waste dumps—or pollution coming from extractive or military industrial complexes. Most of these...

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Kitchen as the New Venue of Foreign Policy

Kitchen as the New Venue of Foreign Policy

Source: Conflict Cuisine Project, 2016

Author(s): Johanna Mendelson-Forman

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

Conflict Cuisine examines the nexus of food and war. Included in this study is the practice of culinary diplomacy and gastrodiplomacy by governments and citizens of countries that have experienced war or conflict. In diplomatic terms, Conflict Cuisine and the use of food to persuade and educate is a form...

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Global Food Security

Global Food Security

Source: National Intelligence Council, 2015

Author(s): National Intelligence Council

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

Added: 26/09/2017

 

We judge that the overall risk of food insecuritya in many countries of strategic importance to the United States will increase during the next 10 years because of production, transport, and market disruptions to local food availability, lower purchasing power, and counterproductive government policies. Demographic shifts and constraints on key...

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