Asia & Pacific

 

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Nature Knows No Boundaries: The Role of Nature Conservation in Peacebuilding

Nature Knows No Boundaries: The Role of Nature Conservation in Peacebuilding

Source: Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 2017

Author(s): Alexandre Roulin, Alexandre Roulin, Alexandre Roulin, Mansour Abu Rashid, Baruch Spiegel, Motti Charter, Amélie N. Dreiss, and Yossi Leshem

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 03/04/2017

 

Nature is sometimes a source of conflicts, but more often suffers as a result of them. Although in some instances warfare might benefit wildlife by depopulating wilderness areas and reducing resource exploitation, conflicts are usually harmful to ecosystems. The destruction of natural resources can be deliberately used as a weapon,...

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The Minerals Sector Contribution to Stabilisation and Development in Afghanistan

The Minerals Sector Contribution to Stabilisation and Development in Afghanistan

Source: Extractive Industry Geology Conference, 2015

Author(s): Andrew Craig

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources

Added: 24/03/2017

 

Minerals of high value and strategic importance have and continue to play a role in many of the conflicts seen around the world. They can however also provide an opportunity for less developed countries to quickly generate revenues either from the direct development and exploitation of mineral resources or by...

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Lage.Bericht//Middle East//EcoPeace - Water and Energy: Working Together for More Security [Video]

Lage.Bericht//Middle East//EcoPeace - Water and Energy: Working Together for More Security [Video]

Source: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 2017

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 09/03/2017

 

In the Middle East, the consequences of climate change are already a reality of life. The region is one of the most water-stressed areas in the world, the average temperature is rising faster than elsewhere, and a massive reduction in rainfall is also expected for the coming years. Adding to...

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Asymmetric Bargaining between Myanmar and China in the Myitsone Dam Controversy: Social Opposition Akin to David's Stone against Goliath

Asymmetric Bargaining between Myanmar and China in the Myitsone Dam Controversy: Social Opposition Akin to David's Stone against Goliath

Source: Pacific Review, 2017

Author(s): Debby Sze Wan Chan

Countries: Myanmar

Topics: Governance, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 06/03/2017

 

The Myitsone Dam suspension is an asymmetric negotiation between Naypyitaw and Beijing. The bilateral agreement of the hydropower project was concluded in 2009. However, Myanmar's civil society started to oppose the dam when political opportunities expanded in 2011. The quasi-civilian government in Myanmar was caught in an ‘audience cost dilemma':...

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The Impact of Displaced People´s Temporary Shelters on Their Surrounding Environment

The Impact of Displaced People´s Temporary Shelters on Their Surrounding Environment

Source: Chulalongkorn University and UNDP, 2014

Author(s): Suwattana Thadaniti and Supang Chantavanich

Countries: Myanmar, Thailand

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/03/2017

 

This book is one of four volumes on a major empirical migration study by leading Thai migration specialists from Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok) for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).this volume discusses the environmental impact of temporary shelters for displaced people along the Thai–Myanmar border. Of nine shelters, three were selected...

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Land Policy Brief: Key Findings from Survey on Access to Land, Tenure Security & Land Conflicts in Timor-Leste

Land Policy Brief: Key Findings from Survey on Access to Land, Tenure Security & Land Conflicts in Timor-Leste

Source: The Asia Foundation/Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, 2016

Author(s): Bernardo de Almeida

Countries: Timor-Leste

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Land

Added: 01/03/2017

 

Continued stability and future development in Timor-Leste are dependent on establishing the necessary legal and administrative mechanisms for providing access to land, land tenure security, as well as preventing and addressing land-related conflict. The survey interviewed representatives of 1,152 households between 3 and 8 of September 2016 in Ainaro, Ermera,...

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Survey on Access to Land, Tenure Security and Land Conflicts in Timor-Leste

Survey on Access to Land, Tenure Security and Land Conflicts in Timor-Leste

Source: The Asia Foundation/Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, 2016

Author(s): Bernardo de Almeida and Todd Wassel

Countries: Timor-Leste

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Land

Added: 01/03/2017

 

Addressing past land-related disputes and developing an adequate formal land tenure system have been two main challenges for the development of Timor-Leste. While several factors contribute to these challenges, one crucial factor has been overlooked: the lack of reliable, consistent, and independently collected data about land that can and should...

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Energy, Governance and Security in Thailand and Myanmar (Burma)

Energy, Governance and Security in Thailand and Myanmar (Burma)

Source: Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 2017

Author(s): Shaun Lin

Countries: Myanmar, Thailand

Topics: Basic Services, Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/03/2017

 

The effort to sustain economic growth has seen many countries keenly demand and seek energy. This is especially so in East Asia, where energy demand is growing because of rapid urban growth. Energy security, therefore, is of critical concern for the governments of those countries to ensure their cities secure...

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River Out of Eden: Water, Ecology, and the Jordan River in the Christian Tradition

River Out of Eden: Water, Ecology, and the Jordan River in the Christian Tradition

Source: EcoPeace Middle East and Save the Jordan, 2014

Author(s): Daniel Adamson

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 23/02/2017

 

We recognize that the Jordan River Valley is a landscape of outstanding ecological and cultural importance. It connects the eco-systems of Africa and Asia, forms a sanctuary for wild plants and animals, and has witnessed some of the most significant advances in human history. The first people ever to leave...

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Come Together at the River

Come Together at the River

Source: EcoPeace Middle East, 2016

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 23/02/2017

 

The Jordan River is a 250-kilometre long river, originating at Mount Hermon (Jabel Sheikh), flowing into the Sea of Galilee, and meandering its way down to the Dead Sea - approximately 428 meters below sea level, the lowest place on Earth. The River’s central location, at the meeting point of...

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