Asia & Pacific

 

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Afghanistan Opium Survey 2017: Cultivation and Production

Afghanistan Opium Survey 2017: Cultivation and Production

Source: UN Office on Drugs and Crime, 2017

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Renewable Resources

Added: 17/11/2017

 

The Afghanistan Opium Survey is implemented annually by the Ministry of Counter Narcotics (MCN) of Afghanistan in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The survey team collects and analyses information on the location and extent of opium poppy cultivation, potential opium production and the socio-economic...

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Managing Forest Conflicts: Perspectives of Indonesia's Forest Management Unit Directors

Managing Forest Conflicts: Perspectives of Indonesia's Forest Management Unit Directors

Source: Forest and Society, 2017

Author(s): Larry A. Fisher, Yeon-Su Kim, Sitti Latifah, and Madani Makarom

Countries: Indonesia

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Renewable Resources

Added: 13/11/2017

 

Recent expansion of the forestry and plantation sectors in Indonesia has intensified agrarian and natural resource conflicts, and created increased awareness of the social, economic and environmental impacts of these disputes. Addressing these disputes is a critical issue in advancing Indonesia’s commitment to sustainable forest management. The Forest Management Units...

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Diplomatic Water Cooperation: The Case of Sino-India Dispute over Brahmaputra

Diplomatic Water Cooperation: The Case of Sino-India Dispute over Brahmaputra

Source: International Environmental Agreements, 2017

Author(s): Lei Xie and Shaofeng Jia

Countries: China, India

Topics: Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Renewable Resources

Added: 12/11/2017

 

This article adopts the case study of resource management dispute over the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers (GBM) that cross national boundaries between China, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and India. Sino-Indian diplomatic initiatives over the GBM give rise to a complex and unbalanced geographical situation, which presents the need to seek...

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Dispossessing Irrigators: Water Grabbing, Supply-Side Growth and Farmer Resistance in India

Dispossessing Irrigators: Water Grabbing, Supply-Side Growth and Farmer Resistance in India

Source: Geoforum, 2016

Author(s): Trevor Birkenholtz

Countries: India

Topics: Conflict Causes, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 12/11/2017

 

This paper examines, first, the conditions under which irrigating farmers are being alienated from their water through a state-led process of dispossession, and then, second, details the dialectical process of farmers’ resistance to these efforts. The paper advances recent scholarship on water grabbing and ‘accumulation by dispossession’ by drawing on...

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Hard to Breathe: Afghanistan Air Pollution - Part 2 [Video]

Hard to Breathe: Afghanistan Air Pollution - Part 2 [Video]

Source: UN Environment, 2017

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 06/11/2017

 

In this short video, Fatima from Afghanistan talks about the challenges of air pollution from cooking on a fire indoors. 27,000 deaths a year in Afghanistan are attributed to indoor air pollution. UN Environment designed and distributed clean cook stoves benefiting women and young children.  

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Hard to Breathe: Afghanistan Air Pollution - Part 1 [Video]

Hard to Breathe: Afghanistan Air Pollution - Part 1 [Video]

Source: UN Environment, 2017

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 06/11/2017

 

In this short video, Professor Dr. Guizad from the Kabul Polytechnic University in Afghanistan talks about the challenges of outdoor air pollution in the city Air Pollution kills twice as many people in Kabul every year as war. Air Pollution is one of the six dimensions of pollution brought forth...

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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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Protect the Livelihoods of Vulnerable Livestock Holders in Flood-Affected and Conflict Areas of Afghanistan through the Provision of Animal Feed

Protect the Livelihoods of Vulnerable Livestock Holders in Flood-Affected and Conflict Areas of Afghanistan through the Provision of Animal Feed

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, 2017

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 06/11/2017

 

To protect the livelihoods of vulnerable livestock holders in flood-affected and conflict areas through the provision of animal feed and veterinary supplies, as well as improve production capacity by supporting four small-scale feed processing dairy union facilities in Afghanistan.

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Grabbing the 'Clean Slate': The Politics of the Intersection of Land Grabbing, Disasters and Climate Change

Grabbing the 'Clean Slate': The Politics of the Intersection of Land Grabbing, Disasters and Climate Change

Source: International Institute of Social Studies, 2015

Author(s): Maria Angelina Mariano Uson

Countries: Philippines

Topics: Climate Change, Land

Added: 31/10/2017

 

Land grabs in the wake of a disaster are nothing new. However this phenomenon gains certain particularities and interest when it happens within the current context of climate change policy initiatives and the global land rush. This nexus produces a new set of political processes containing new actors and alliances,...

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Science Diplomacy and Dispute Management in the South China Sea (Chapter in "Enterprises, Localities, People, and Policy in the South China Sea: Beneath the Surface")

Science Diplomacy and Dispute Management in the South China Sea (Chapter in "Enterprises, Localities, People, and Policy in the South China Sea: Beneath the Surface")

Source: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018

Author(s): James Borton

Countries: Brunei, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance

Added: 29/10/2017

 

This volume takes readers beneath the surface of the South China Sea by exploring critical but under-researched issues related to the maritime territorial disputes. It draws attention to the importance of private sector, civil society, and subnational actors’ roles in the disputes and sheds light on key policy issues that...

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