Asia & Pacific

 

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Ghor and Badghis Provinces—Locust Infestation Assessment (Bulletin #1)

Ghor and Badghis Provinces—Locust Infestation Assessment (Bulletin #1)

Source: World Food Programme, 2017

Author(s): Mudasir Nazar and Eric Kenefick

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Assessment, Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 19/06/2017

 

The locust infestation is a devastating natural disaster that has a negative impact on the crops and agriculture products. In Afghanistan, the locust infestation has been experienced in different parts of the country in the past and is continuously reported in the past few years in Badghis and Ghor provinces....

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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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Suggested Amendments to the Afghan Mining Law: March 2017

Suggested Amendments to the Afghan Mining Law: March 2017

Source: Integrity Watch Afghanistan, 2017

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 18/06/2017

 

Mining should be a source of development and independence for the Afghan people, but is instead a major threat to security while providing little benefit. Urgent action is needed to reverse this pattern. A key concern is reforms to fix a number of serious weaknesses in the 2014 Mining Law...

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Overview of the Afghanistan Mining Sector: Accountability and Transparency

Overview of the Afghanistan Mining Sector: Accountability and Transparency

Source: Ohio Law, 2017

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 18/06/2017

 

Reports vary as to the value of Afghanistan’s mineral wealth because most of the country’s mines have not been fully explored, resulting in valuations based almost solely on superficial “reconnaissance” studies that do not determine the size and composition of the mine. Figures provided by the U.S. Geological Survey in...

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China, India, and War over Water

China, India, and War over Water

Source: Challgenges in Asia, 2016

Author(s): Jin H. Pak

Countries: China, India

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/06/2017

 

This article examines the likelihood of water insecurity causing war between China and India. Water insecurity itself will not likely lead to armed conflict. But when coupled with other international and domestic factors, it could increase the likelihood of war. China’s water scarcity and its widening north-south water gap have...

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Environmental Dispute Resolution in Indonesia

Environmental Dispute Resolution in Indonesia

Source: Open Access, 2010

Author(s): David Nicholson

Countries: Indonesia

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources, Renewable Resources

Added: 14/06/2017

 

In the last two decades, Indonesia has seen a dramatic proliferation of environmental disputes in a variety of sectors, triggered by intensified deforestation and large scale mining operations in the resource rich outer islands, together with rapid industrialisation in the densely populated inner island of Java. Whilst the emergence of...

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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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India: Conflict over Natural Resources--A Study on Jharbadhali Micro Watershed in Odisha

India: Conflict over Natural Resources--A Study on Jharbadhali Micro Watershed in Odisha

Source: Conflict Studies Quarterly, 2016

Author(s): Suman Devi and Niharranjan Mishra

Countries: India

Topics: Conflict Causes, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/06/2017

 

In India, especially in rural areas, people mainly depend on natural resources for the livelihood. Due to the immense importance of natural resources, the potential to create conflict among the resource users exist. The term ‘watershed project’ has initiated for the conservation of natural resources such as land and water....

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Mining Governance: An Effective Extractive Industries Revenue Collection System for Afghanistan

Mining Governance: An Effective Extractive Industries Revenue Collection System for Afghanistan

Source: Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, 2017

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 31/05/2017

 

Efficient administration of extractive industry (EI) revenues is a critical task for all resource-rich countries, especially those with weak administrative capacities. Since an integrated accounting, reporting and auditing system can encounter obstacles, even though it is a priority, it requires technical assistance to develop and implement. Due to the unique...

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Breaking the Conflict Trap? Addressing the Resource Curse in Peace Processes

Breaking the Conflict Trap? Addressing the Resource Curse in Peace Processes

Source: Global Governance, 2011

Author(s): Achim Wennmann

Countries: Indonesia, South Sudan, Sudan

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources, Peace Agreements

Added: 24/05/2017

 

Does addressing the natural resource dimension of armed conflicts in peace processes open opportunities for breaking the conflict trap? Based on evidence reviewed from Sudan (North-South), Indonesia (Aceh), and other cases, this article challenges the prevailing understanding of natural resources as an enabler of armed conflict and obstacle to peace....

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