Asia & Pacific

 

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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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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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