Climate Change

 

There are 451 items related to Climate Change. Items are listed by date added.

 

The Watson Files

The Watson Files

Source: Foreign Policy, 2017

Author(s): Laura Heaton and Nichole Sobecki

Countries: Somalia

Topics: Climate Change, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 19/07/2017

 

After sunrise on April 1, 2008, the renowned English ecologist Murray Watson left the Saakow Hotel, a modest concrete guesthouse in rural southern Somalia, heading off for work in a Nissan Patrol. He and a Kenyan colleague, an engineer named Patrick Amukhuma, along with a translator and two guards, were...

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Climate and Natural Disaster Risk Management for the Energy System in Afghanistan

Climate and Natural Disaster Risk Management for the Energy System in Afghanistan

Source: World Bank, 2017

Author(s): GFDRR-World Bank

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Basic Services, Climate Change, Renewable Resources

Added: 12/07/2017

 

This brief summarises the impact of climate change and natural hazards on energy production in Afghanistan, which is dominated by hydro power generation, including future competition for water resources and a range of long-term climate phenomena such as temperature rising, flooding, water scarcity, landslides and earthquakes.  It also outlines World Bank...

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Climate Change, Migration, and Human Rights: Law and Policy Perspectives (Chapter in "Climate Migration and Conflicts: A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?")

Climate Change, Migration, and Human Rights: Law and Policy Perspectives (Chapter in "Climate Migration and Conflicts: A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?")

Source: Routledge, 2017

Author(s): Lennart Olsson

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Cooperation

Added: 12/07/2017

 

Climate Change already having serious impacts on the lives of millions of people across the world. These impacts are not only ecological, but also social, economic and legal. Among the most significant of such impacts is climate change-induced migration. The implications of this on human rights raise pressing questions, which...

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High Asia: The International Dynamics of Climate Change and Water Security

High Asia: The International Dynamics of Climate Change and Water Security

Source: The Journal of Asian Studies, 2017

Author(s): Alana M. Wilson, Sierra Gladfelter, Mark W. Williams, Sonika Shahi, Prashant Baral, Richard Armstrong, and Adina Racoviteanu

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 12/07/2017

 

Asia, a region grappling with the impacts of climate change, increasing natural disasters, and transboundary water issues, faces major challenges to water security. Water resources there are closely tied to the dramatic Hindu-Kush Himalayan (HKH) mountain range, where over 46,000 glaciers hold some of the largest repositories of fresh water...

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The Water Security Concept--Challenges and Opportunities for Cooperation in the Middle East

The Water Security Concept--Challenges and Opportunities for Cooperation in the Middle East

Source: EcoPeace Middle East, 2017

Author(s): Gidon Bromberg and Giulia Giordano

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 12/07/2017

 

The concept of water security has attracted growing attention in the past few years. Multiple definitions can be found in both policy and academic literature, spurring a debate on the different approaches and framings of water security. Such definitions generally tend to highlight issues of access and quantity but have...

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Cold Peace: Arctic Conflict in an Era of Climate Change

Cold Peace: Arctic Conflict in an Era of Climate Change

Source: Journal of Intelligence and Terrorism Studies, 2016

Author(s): John Ash

Topics: Climate Change, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 10/07/2017

 

This article addresses the question: “Will conflict become more likely in the Arctic as the climate changes?” Five misconceptions relating to the problem are discussed, and their underlying complexity is exposed. First, the concept that conflict in the Arctic is a novel phenomenon is dismissed. The second misconception examined is...

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Case Study: Farmer–Herder Conflicts in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana

Case Study: Farmer–Herder Conflicts in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Charlène Cabot

Countries: Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana

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

Added: 06/07/2017

 

This chapter is a case study that tests hypotheses in order to determine if political factors can reduce violence in cases of climate-change-induced or -aggravated agro-pastoral conflicts over natural resources. Three West African countries were selected because of their common socio-economic and environmental characteristics and because they host comparable farmer–herder...

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Food Scarcity and State Vulnerability: Unpacking the Link between Climate Variability and Violent Unrest

Food Scarcity and State Vulnerability: Unpacking the Link between Climate Variability and Violent Unrest

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2017

Author(s): Benjamin T. Jones, Eleonara Mattiacci, and Bear F. Braumoeller

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 06/07/2017

 

Increased scholarly focus on climate variability and its implications has given rise to a substantial literature on the relationship between climate-induced food insecurity and violent conflict. In this article, we theorize this relationship as contingent on the institutional and structural vulnerability of the state. States’ institutional and structural capabilities and...

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Environmental Security in the Arctic: The Case for Muiltilevel Governance

Environmental Security in the Arctic: The Case for Muiltilevel Governance

Source: International Journal, 2011

Author(s): Olav Schram Stokke

Topics: Climate Change, Cooperation, Governance

Added: 06/07/2017

 

Can the rapid changes associated with a warmer Arctic give rise to international conflicts and undermine the environmental security of the region? What division of labour between Arctic institutions and broader regimes can provide governance of regional economic activities that is effective as well as legitimate? In this article, I...

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Climate Change Implications for Security - What Options for Policy? [Video]

Climate Change Implications for Security - What Options for Policy? [Video]

Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, 2016

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention

Added: 06/07/2017

 

Climate change is widely recognized as one of the major forces shaping the future. It is also an example of how human actions fundamentally affect the basic physical processes of the world with potentially disastrous consequences for human societies.Given the profound impact of climate change, it is increasingly being viewed...

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