Asia & Pacific

 

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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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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 Gautam and Peter Andersen

Countries: Nepal

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 31/07/2017

 

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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Can Water Abundance Compensate for Weak Water Governance? Determining and Comparing Dimensions of Irrigation Water Security in Tajikistan

Can Water Abundance Compensate for Weak Water Governance? Determining and Comparing Dimensions of Irrigation Water Security in Tajikistan

Source: Water, 2017

Author(s): Frederike Klümper, Thomas Herzfeld, and Insa Theesfeld

Countries: Tajikistan

Topics: Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 31/07/2017

 

In this paper we consider both hydrology and governance as critical dimensions for irrigation water security. We scale down the overall water security concept to the agricultural sector, suggest an index of irrigation water security faced by farmers, and provide an empirical illustration in the case of Tajikistan. Irrigation water...

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Many Ways to Lose a Billion: How Governments Fail to Secure a Fair Share of Natural Resource Wealth

Many Ways to Lose a Billion: How Governments Fail to Secure a Fair Share of Natural Resource Wealth

Source: Publish What You Pay Canada, 2017

Author(s): Don Hubert

Countries: Australia , Canada, Chile, Indonesia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Trinidad, Uganda, United States

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 22/07/2017

 

Countries rich in oil, gas and minerals often fail to secure a fair share of their natural resource wealth. Revenue loss from the extractive sector is particularly significant given the large number of countries that depend on natural resource revenues for a substantial portion of their annual budgets. Companies employ...

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Industrial-Scale Looting of Afghanistan’s Mineral Resources

Industrial-Scale Looting of Afghanistan’s Mineral Resources

Source: United States Institute for Peace, 2017

Author(s): William Byrd and Javed Noorani

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 19/07/2017

 

Afghanistan is well endowed with mineral resources. In addition to significant oil and gas reserves in the north (not discussed in this report) and a few mega-resources (Aynak copper and Hajigak iron, also not covered), there are numerous medium-sized and smaller deposits of minerals such as precious gemstones (notably emeralds...

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Contested Waters: Subnational Conflict in Pakistan

Contested Waters: Subnational Conflict in Pakistan

Source: United States Institute for Peace, 2017

Author(s): Daanish Mustafa, Giovanna Gioli, Milan Karner, and Imran Khan

Countries: Pakistan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 19/07/2017

 

Based on interviews with decision makers and communities at the provincial, municipal, and village watercourse levels, this report reviews the evidence for water-related conflict at local, provincial, and interprovincial scales in Pakistan. It shows how water—a precious, unique, and finite resource—is not only contested in itself but also drafted as...

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Climate and Natural Disaster Risk Management for the Energy System in Afghanistan

Climate and Natural Disaster Risk Management for the Energy System in Afghanistan

Source: World Bank, 2017

Author(s): GFDRR-World Bank

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Basic Services, Climate Change, Renewable Resources

Added: 12/07/2017

 

This brief summarises the impact of climate change and natural hazards on energy production in Afghanistan, which is dominated by hydro power generation, including future competition for water resources and a range of long-term climate phenomena such as temperature rising, flooding, water scarcity, landslides and earthquakes.  It also outlines World Bank...

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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: Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 12/07/2017

 

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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