Assessment

 

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Towards a Multi-scale Approach for an Earth Observation-Based Assessment of Natural Resource Exploitation in Conflict Regions

Towards a Multi-scale Approach for an Earth Observation-Based Assessment of Natural Resource Exploitation in Conflict Regions

Source: Geocarto International Journal, 2016

Author(s): Elisabeth Schoepfer, Kristin Spröhnle, Olaf Kranz, Xavier Blaes, Jan Kolomaznik, Filip Hilgert, Tomas Bartalos, and Thomas Kemper

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Assessment, Extractive Resources, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 20/12/2017

 

The exploitation of resources, if not properly managed, can lead to spoiling natural habitats as well as to threatening people’s health, livelihoods and security. The paper discusses a multi-scale Earth observation-based approach to provide independent information related to exploitation activities of natural resources for countries which are experiencing armed conflict....

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Mitigating Tensions over Land Conversion in Papua, Indonesia

Mitigating Tensions over Land Conversion in Papua, Indonesia

Source: Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies Journal, 2016

Author(s): Mochamad Indrawan, Julian Caldecott, Ermayanti

Countries: Indonesia

Topics: Assessment, Conflict Prevention, Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/12/2017

 

In the south of the biodiversity-rich Indonesian province of Papua, a large agricultural program is planned for the districts around Merauke, with the ostensible aim of helping to meet Indonesia's food requirements. Questions arise over the scheme's compliance with national laws and sustainability policies, as well as its likely impacts...

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Implementing REDD+ in a Conflict-Affected Country: A Case Study of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Implementing REDD+ in a Conflict-Affected Country: A Case Study of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Source: Environments Journal, 2017

Author(s): H. Carolyn Peach Brown

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Assessment, Climate Change, Cooperation, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/12/2017

 

Due to their carbon sequestration potential, tropical forests are a focal point for mitigation of climate change through Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+). The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) contains the largest part of the Congo Basin, the second largest rainforest in the world, and has become...

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Civilian Protection, Environmental Pollution and Conflict – A Role for the Public Health Community

Civilian Protection, Environmental Pollution and Conflict – A Role for the Public Health Community

Source: Medicine, Conflict and Survival (Routledge), 2015

Author(s): Doug Weir

Topics: Assessment, Programming, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 13/11/2017

 

The impact of environmental pollution on public health is increasingly well documented in peacetime (WHO and UNEP 2015). Assessing and monitoring environmental risks has become a key function of governments, as have efforts to reduce emissions and exposures through legislation. While such efforts have been hard fought at times, regulatory...

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Pipelines, Protest, and Property

Pipelines, Protest, and Property

Source: Great Plains Research, 2017

Author(s): Jessica A. Shoemaker

Countries: United States

Topics: Assessment, Extractive Resources, Land

Added: 13/11/2017

 

At the end of 2016, more than 2.7 million miles of pipe carrying natural gas, crude oil, and other hazardous liquids crisscrossed the United States (PHMSA 2017). Most of these pipelines were built without major confl ict. Th ey required numerous government approvals and many, many property transfers of private...

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Environment, Conflict and Peacebuilding: A Personal Journey of Change within the United Nations [Video]

Environment, Conflict and Peacebuilding: A Personal Journey of Change within the United Nations [Video]

Source: Oxford University, 2017

Author(s): David Jensen

Countries: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Assessment, Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Renewable Resources

Added: 06/11/2017

 

While the links between natural resources, conflict and peace are well understood within the academic community, the UN system has been slow to respond to the risks and opportunities in a comprehensive way. A combination of geo-political interests, sovereignty concerns, and other diplomatic barriers have largely undermined reforms across the...

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Toward Sustainable Peace: A New Research Agenda for Post-Conflict Natural Resource Management

Toward Sustainable Peace: A New Research Agenda for Post-Conflict Natural Resource Management

Source: Global Environmental Politics Journal, 2017

Author(s): Florian Krampe

Topics: Assessment, Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Peace and Security Operations, Programming

Added: 22/10/2017

 

This forum reflects upon the current state of research on post-conflict natural resource management. It identifies two dominant perspectives on environmental peacebuilding in the literature: one focused on environmental cooperation, the other on resource risk. Both perspectives share a concern for the sustainable management of natural resources in post-conflict settings...

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Environmental Issues in Areas Retaken from ISIL: Mosul, Iraq

Environmental Issues in Areas Retaken from ISIL: Mosul, Iraq

Source: UN Environment, 2017

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Assessment, Extractive Resources, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 22/10/2017

 

During his visit to Iraq in May 2017, Erik Solheim responded positively to the government’s request for support in conducting an assessment of the environmental impacts in areas formerly occupied by ISIL (so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, alias Daesh). The Head of UN Environment witnessed first-hand the...

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World Food Assistance 2017 - Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

World Food Assistance 2017 - Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

Source: World Food Programme, 2017

Author(s): World Food Programme

Topics: Assessment, Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods

Added: 08/09/2017

 

World Food Assistance 2017 considers the measures pursued by national, regional and international actors to respond to, prepare for and prevent food crises. In 2017 alone such crises have made 108 million people worldwide severely food-insecure. The aim is to build understanding about: i) the scale, reach and composition of...

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Gendering Environmental Reconstruction: A Study of the Gendered Dimensions of UNEP's Environmental Reconstruction Assessments

Gendering Environmental Reconstruction: A Study of the Gendered Dimensions of UNEP's Environmental Reconstruction Assessments

Source: Lund University, 2017

Author(s): Sofie Berglund

Topics: Assessment, Gender, Programming

Added: 17/08/2017

 

As we are facing a future of more frequent and extreme weather events targeting primarily low income countries, research on effective and inclusive environmental reconstruction following these crises is vital. In this study, the gender inclusion of UNEP’s environmental reconstruction assessments is examined by looking at four cases in which...

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