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Water in the West Bank: A Case Study on Palestinian Water Security

Water in the West Bank: A Case Study on Palestinian Water Security

Source: Penn Sustainability Review, 2016

Author(s): Kelly A. Bridges

Countries: Palestine

Topics: Climate Change, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/07/2017

 

In 1989, Malin Falkenmark developed the water stress index that defnes water scarcity by annual individual usage. In her index, which the United Nations later adopted, Falkenmark categorized absolute water scarcity as when annual individual usage is less than 500 m3. Based on these metrics, Palestine suffers from absolute scarcity,...

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Large Scale Land Acquisitions and REDD+: A Synthesis of Conflicts and Opportunities

Large Scale Land Acquisitions and REDD+: A Synthesis of Conflicts and Opportunities

Source: Environmental Research Letters, 2017

Author(s): Sarah Carter, Ameur M. Manceur, Ralf Seppelt, Kathleen Hermans-Neumann, Martin Herold, and Lou Verchot

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

Added: 01/07/2017

 

Large scale land acquisitions (LSLA), and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) are both land based phenomena which when occurring in the same area, can compete with each other for land. A quantitative analysis of country characteristics revealed that land available for agriculture, accessibility, and political stability are...

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Climate-Related Security Risks: Towards an Integrated Approach

Climate-Related Security Risks: Towards an Integrated Approach

Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, 2016

Author(s): Malin Mobjörk, Maria-Therese Gustafsson, Hannes Sonnsjö, Sebastian van Baalen, Lisa Maria Dellmuth, and Niklas Bremberg

Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Sweden

Topics: Assessment, Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 01/07/2017

 

This report provides an overview of climate-related security risks and policy responses for addressing those risks. It does this by, fi rst, analysing six thematic areas in which climate change can pose security risks, and then investigating how policy organizations integrate climate-related security risks into their policies and practical work....

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How Climate Change Influences Geopolitics – Interview with Francesco Femia [Video]

How Climate Change Influences Geopolitics – Interview with Francesco Femia [Video]

Source: adelphi, 2017

Topics: Climate Change, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/07/2017

 

Climate change can have severe impacts on security. In this interview, Francesco Femia, Co-Founder and President at the Center for Climate and Security, explains how climate change can exacerbate already existing drivers of migration, such as food or water stress, creating major migration flows that can have a significant regional...

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Climate Security at Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development 2017 [Video]

Climate Security at Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development 2017 [Video]

Source: adelphi, 2017

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Humanitarian Assistance

Added: 01/07/2017

 

With a focus on ‘Sustaining peace: what works?’, the 2017 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development from 3-4 May gathered a wide range of interesting stakeholders active in peacebuilding, development, climate change, humanitarian work and foreign policy. The aim was to identify good practices in peacebuilding interventions and approaches that...

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Should the UN Security Council Deal with Climate Change? Interview with Dan Smith [Video]

Should the UN Security Council Deal with Climate Change? Interview with Dan Smith [Video]

Source: aldelphi, 2017

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention

Added: 01/07/2017

 

Dan Smith, Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, talks about why climate change with its destabilizing effects will inevitably land on the agenda of the UN Security Council and further elaborates on what the UNSC’s main tasks will be in this regard.

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‘Climate Borders’ in the Anthropocene: Securitizing Displacements, Migration and Refugees

‘Climate Borders’ in the Anthropocene: Securitizing Displacements, Migration and Refugees

Source: Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2015

Author(s): Sanjay Chaturvedi and Timothy Doyle

Countries: Bangladesh

Topics: Climate Change, Governance

Added: 19/06/2017

 

At the heart of contemporary, fast multiplying climate-security narratives originating largely (but not entirely) from the global North are the imaginative geographies of millions of impoverished Afro-Asians being uprooted and displaced from their habitat and crossing borders in search of the greener and securer pastures. The latest 5th Assessment Report...

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Europe’s Twenty‑first Century Challenge: Climate Change, Migration and Security

Europe’s Twenty‑first Century Challenge: Climate Change, Migration and Security

Source: European View, 2016

Author(s): Michael Werz and Max Hoffman 

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Governance

Added: 19/06/2017

 

Most of the refugees arriving in Europe are fleeing civil war and unrest. However, it is important to recognise how the second-order effects of climate change—which can undermine agriculture and increase competition for water and food resources—are contributing to instability and decisions to migrate. While migratory decisions are complex, climate...

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Temperature, Maize Yield, and Civil Conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa

Temperature, Maize Yield, and Civil Conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa

Source: Climatic Change, 2017

Author(s): Tackseung Jun

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

Added: 19/06/2017

 

Civil conflicts have swept through many parts of sub-Saharan Africa in the past half century. Recently, scholars from backgrounds as diver as climate science, economics, political science, and anthropology have explored the effects of climate change on these civil conflicts, with mixed results. Our empirical results confirm effects of temperature...

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Climate Change in a Small Transboundary Tributary of the Syr Darya Calls for Effective Cooperation and Adaptation

Climate Change in a Small Transboundary Tributary of the Syr Darya Calls for Effective Cooperation and Adaptation

Source: Mountain Research and Development, 2012

Author(s): Dominic Stucker, Jusipbek Kazbekov, Murat Yakubov, and Kai Wegerich

Countries: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan

Topics: Climate Change, Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 18/06/2017

 

This article focuses on cooperative adaptation strategies at the community, water user association, district, and national levels along the Khojabakirgansai, a small transboundary tributary of the Syr Darya in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Data were collected in the basin through in-depth expert interviews, site visits, and household surveys, and were triangulated...

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