Asia & Pacific

 

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Transboundary Data Sharing and Resilience Scenarios: Harnessing the Role of Regional Organizations for Environmental Security

Transboundary Data Sharing and Resilience Scenarios: Harnessing the Role of Regional Organizations for Environmental Security

Source: Water Security in a New World, 2017

Author(s): Saleem H. Ali and Asim Zia

Countries: India, Pakistan

Topics: Climate Change, Cooperation, Programming

Added: 17/08/2017

 

Effective regional planning in the Indus basin necessitates greater transboundary data sharing on environmental indicators. Reliable hydrological data across political borders is essential to ensure more accurate and effective risk management mechanisms. Given the high vulnerability of this region to climate change, data sharing through existing regional cooperation organizations such...

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Factors of Success and Failure for Transboundary Environmental Cooperation: Projects in the Gulf of Aqaba

Factors of Success and Failure for Transboundary Environmental Cooperation: Projects in the Gulf of Aqaba

Source: Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 2017

Author(s): Michelle E. Portman and Yael Teff-Seker

Countries: Israel, Jordan

Topics: Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 17/08/2017

 

After signing a peace accord in 1994, joint projects were initiated between Israel and Jordan aimed at enhancing environmental protection and resource management. This paper discusses the Red Sea Dead Sea Canal, the Eilat-Aqaba Municipal Cooperation initiative, the Joint Oil Spill Contingency Plan and the Red Sea Marine Peace Park...

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Conflicts over Natural Resources and the Environment: Economics and Security

Conflicts over Natural Resources and the Environment: Economics and Security

Source: School of Economics, The University of Queensland, 2003

Author(s): Clevo Wilson and Clem Tisdell

Countries: Cambodia, China, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Thailand, Vietnam

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 14/08/2017

 

The existence of natural resources has given rise to conflicts in many parts of the world (cf. Klare, 2001a,b; Homer-Dixon, 1999; Ghee and Valencia, 1990). As the World Commission on Environment and Development (1987, p.290) points out, “nations have often fought to assert or resist control over war materials, energy...

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Timor-Leste's Demographic Challenges for Environment, Peace and Nation Building

Timor-Leste's Demographic Challenges for Environment, Peace and Nation Building

Source: Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 2016

Author(s): Merve Hosgelen and Udoy Saikia

Countries: Timor-Leste

Topics: Economic Recovery , Livelihoods, Programming

Added: 07/08/2017

 

Timor-Leste’s nation-building process faces significant demographic challenges because of its current and prospective population dynamics. Based on the 2010 census data this paper projects the demographic structure of Timor-Leste by 2030 and discusses the impact of the same on peace, development and environmental sustainability. This paper projects that Timor-Leste’s population...

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Nature and Post-Conflict Violence: Water Management under the Communist Party of Kampuchea, 1975–1979

Nature and Post-Conflict Violence: Water Management under the Communist Party of Kampuchea, 1975–1979

Source: Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 2015

Author(s): James Tyner and Rachel Will

Countries: Cambodia

Topics: Governance, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/08/2017

 

Between 1975 and 1979 approximately two million people died in Cambodia. Whereas most literature has focused on the ‘direct’ killing associated with torture and execution, we focus on the structures of violence that contributed to the death of men, women and children through famine-related causes. Accordingly, this paper sits at...

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Decoupling National Water Needs for National Water Supplies: Insights and Potential for Countries in the Jordan Basin

Decoupling National Water Needs for National Water Supplies: Insights and Potential for Countries in the Jordan Basin

Source: West Asia-North Africa Institute, 2017

Author(s): Michael Gilmont, Steve Rayner, Erica Harper, Lara Nassar, Nadav Tal, Mike Simpson, and Hilmi Salem

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Economic Recovery , Renewable Resources

Added: 07/08/2017

 

This report analyses and compares the water allocation and management experience of Jordan, Palestine and Israel using the lens of economic and resource decoupling to highlight past trends and future potential for jurisdictions in the region to circumvent limits on natural water resources. Like most Middle East economies, Jordan and...

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EcoPeace Middle East Strategic Five Year Plan, 2017-2021

EcoPeace Middle East Strategic Five Year Plan, 2017-2021

Source: EcoPeace Middle East, 2017

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Cooperation, Programming, Renewable Resources

Added: 06/08/2017

 

EcoPeace Middle East operates under a 5-year strategic planning process. This new Strategic Plan for the years 2017-2021 builds on our earlier 5-year plan while responding to feedback, new needs and a changing geopolitical climate. Extensive interviews and discussions with staff, board members and external stakeholders serve as the basis...

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The Political Ecology of Palk Bay Fisheries: Geographies of Capital, Fisher Conflict, Ethnicity and Nation-State

The Political Ecology of Palk Bay Fisheries: Geographies of Capital, Fisher Conflict, Ethnicity and Nation-State

Source: Antipode: A Radical Geography Journal, 2015

Author(s): Ajit Menon, Maarten Bavinck, Johny Stephen, and R. Manimohan

Countries: India, Sri Lanka

Topics: Conflict Causes, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 06/08/2017

 

Indian trawl fishers in the Palk Bay regularly engage in cross-border fishing to the detriment of Sri Lankan artisanal fishers whose nets are irreparably damaged. Increasing tension between Indian trawl fishers from the state of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lankan artisanal fishers from the Northern Province has resulted in the...

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A Geography of Peace: An Investigation of Post-conflict Property and Land Administration in Aceh

A Geography of Peace: An Investigation of Post-conflict Property and Land Administration in Aceh

Source: McGill University (PhD Dissertation), 2013

Author(s): Arthur Green

Countries: Indonesia

Topics: Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Programming

Added: 06/08/2017

 

This dissertation contributes to the understanding of how the social embeddedness of property impacts post-conflict natural resource management and peacebuilding. While the idea of property as rights is naturalized in many current discourses, working with this idea that property is merely rights can cause unanticipated problems. This is especially the...

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Aid, Social Metabolism and Social Conflict in the Nicobar Islands (Chapter in "Ecological Economics from the Ground Up")

Aid, Social Metabolism and Social Conflict in the Nicobar Islands (Chapter in "Ecological Economics from the Ground Up")

Source: Routledge, 2013

Author(s): Simronfit Singh and Willi Haas

Countries: India

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance, Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods

Added: 02/08/2017

 

Ecological Economics from the Ground Up takes a unique and much-needed bottom-up approach to teaching ecological economics and political ecology, using case studies that focus on a wide range of internationally relevant topics, to teach the principles, concepts, methods and tools of these fields, which are seen as increasingly important in...

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