Asia & Pacific

 

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Natural Resources and Conflict in Sudan: Addressing Environmental Issues in a Post-conflict Situation: The Case of Afghanistan

Natural Resources and Conflict in Sudan: Addressing Environmental Issues in a Post-conflict Situation: The Case of Afghanistan

Source: University of Stellenbosch, 2007

Author(s): François Henri Caas

Countries: Afghanistan, Sudan

Topics: Economic Recovery , Governance, Land, Peace Agreements, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/10/2017

 

Both Afghanistan and Sudan have experienced extended periods of war and violent conflict. Sudan has been engulfed in a nearly continuous and bitter civil war since independence in 1956. Afghanistan has been in a state of conflict since the Soviet invasion in 1979. Both nations are also among the poorest...

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Land of Sorrow: Human Rights Violations at Myanmar’s Myotha Industrial Park

Land of Sorrow: Human Rights Violations at Myanmar’s Myotha Industrial Park

Source: International Federation for Human Rights, 2017

Countries: Myanmar

Topics: Governance, Land

Added: 03/10/2017

 

Myanmar may soon face a land conflict epidemic as a result of the growing influx of investments and the consequent demand for land, unless laws and policies that adequately address land rights issues are urgently adopted and implemented. The Myotha Industrial Park typifies Myanmar’s current economic development model, which seeks...

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A Relationship in Adrenal Androgen Levels between Mothers and Their Children from a Dioxin-Exposed Region in Vietnam

A Relationship in Adrenal Androgen Levels between Mothers and Their Children from a Dioxin-Exposed Region in Vietnam

Source: Science of the Total Environment, 2017

Author(s): Le Thai Anh, Teruhiko Kido, Seijiro Honma, Ho Dung Manh, Ikue Koike, Yuko Oyama, Hoang Duc Phuc, Rie Okamoto, Hideaki Nakagawa, Shoji F. Nakayama, Dang Duc Nhu, Nguyen Hung Minh, Ngo Van Toan, and Le Ke Son

Countries: Vietnam

Topics: Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 03/10/2017

 

Over the past decades, southern Vietnam has been burdened by dioxins from contaminated herbicides sprayed during the Vietnam War. In a previous study, we found that dioxin exposure decreased levels of salivary dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), an adrenal androgen, in 3-year-old children. In present study, to assess the relationship between adrenal hormones...

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Ambiguity in Transboundary Environmental Dispute Resolution: The Israeli-Jordanian Water Agreement

Ambiguity in Transboundary Environmental Dispute Resolution: The Israeli-Jordanian Water Agreement

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2008

Author(s): Itay Fischhendler

Countries: Israel, Jordan

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Peace Agreements, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

Cooperation over transboundary environmental resources, water in particular, has been analyzed from various perspectives. Each study identifies the problems of cooperation differently and suggests different mechanisms to enhance it. Yet, the role of ambiguity, particularly significant in treaty design to resolve environmental disputes, has thus far been overlooked. Such a...

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Resilience at the Periphery: Insurgency, Agency and Social-Ecological Change under Armed Conflict

Resilience at the Periphery: Insurgency, Agency and Social-Ecological Change under Armed Conflict

Source: Geoforum, 2017

Author(s): Micah L. Ingalls and David Mansfield

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/09/2017

 

Armed conflict has played an increasingly important role in the transformation of key social and environmental systems at multiple spatial and temporal scales. Accelerated resource flows and environmental change dynamics intersect with conflict processes in ways that are substantial and yet inadequately understood. Drawing on research along the Pakistani border...

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Reverse Osmosis for Water Purification in Badghis Province, Afghanistan [Video]

Reverse Osmosis for Water Purification in Badghis Province, Afghanistan [Video]

Source: World Vision, 2017

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Basic Services, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/09/2017

 

For the first time in Afghanistan, World Vision (WV) has established a solar-powered reverse osmosis and ultrafiltration system to provide clean, safe drinking water for 700 families (approximately 4900 people) in Ab Kamari district of Badghis province. It is the first solar-powered reverse osmosis unit with ultrafiltration that has ever...

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Multiple Stressors, Food System Vulnerability and Food Insecurity in Humla, Nepal

Multiple Stressors, Food System Vulnerability and Food Insecurity in Humla, Nepal

Source: Regional Environmental Change, 2017

Author(s): Yograj Gauta and Peter Andersen

Countries: Nepal

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

Added: 07/09/2017

 

As the impacts of climate change (CC) have become apparent, Nepal has recently implemented a number of programs emphasizing climate sensitive resource management and development interventions. However, the attribution of vulnerability to CC alone may misdirect these programs because it is only one of multiple factors that affect rural livelihoods....

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Building Back Better or Restoring Inequalities? Gender and Conflict Sensitivity in the Response to Nepal’s 2015 Earthquakes

Building Back Better or Restoring Inequalities? Gender and Conflict Sensitivity in the Response to Nepal’s 2015 Earthquakes

Source: International Alert, 2016

Author(s): Jana Naujoks

Countries: Nepal

Topics: Economic Recovery , Gender, Humanitarian Assistance, Programming

Added: 07/09/2017

 

This report is based on research into the gender dimensions of humanitarian interventions in post-conflict settings from a peacebuilding perspective, using the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal as a case study from which lessons can be drawn for other contexts. It identifies the risks posed by gender-blind humanitarian programming, the need...

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A Future Resource Curse in Indonesia: The Political Economy of Natural Resources, Conflict and Development

A Future Resource Curse in Indonesia: The Political Economy of Natural Resources, Conflict and Development

Source: University of Oxford, 2007

Author(s): Mohammad Zulfan Tadjoeddin

Countries: Indonesia

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/08/2017

 

This paper addresses two main questions: First, to what extent is the current international literature on resource conflicts relevant to Indonesia? Second, to what extent have natural resources been a factor into different types of conflict in Indonesia and what channelling mechanisms are in place? The paper also seeks to...

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Michael Kugelman on Pakistan’s “Nightmare” Water Scenario [Audio]

Michael Kugelman on Pakistan’s “Nightmare” Water Scenario [Audio]

Source: The Wilson Center, 2017

Author(s): Benjamin Dills

Countries: Pakistan

Topics: Climate Change, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/08/2017

 

“Water scarcity is a nightmare scenario that is all too real and all but inevitable in Pakistan,” says Michael Kugelman, deputy director of the Wilson Center’s Asia Program, in this week’s podcast. Pakistan faces the intersecting challenges of population growth, inefficient infrastructure and policies, deep societal inequality, and climate change,...

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