Asia & Pacific

 

There are 650 items related to Asia & Pacific. Items are listed by date added.

 

The Water Security Concept--Challenges and Opportunities for Cooperation in the Middle East

The Water Security Concept--Challenges and Opportunities for Cooperation in the Middle East

Source: EcoPeace Middle East, 2017

Author(s): Gidon Bromberg and Giulia Giordano

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 12/07/2017

 

The concept of water security has attracted growing attention in the past few years. Multiple definitions can be found in both policy and academic literature, spurring a debate on the different approaches and framings of water security. Such definitions generally tend to highlight issues of access and quantity but have...

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Global Report on Food Crises in 2017

Global Report on Food Crises in 2017

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, 2017

Countries: Afghanistan, CAR, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Iraq, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Yemen, Zimbabwe

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/07/2017

 

Currently, the world is faced with an unprecedented call for action at a moment in which four countries have been identified as at risk of famine, and demand for humanitarian and resilience assistance is escalating. Against this background, informing the global and national food security community on the risk of...

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The Security of the Caspian Sea Region

The Security of the Caspian Sea Region

Source: Stockholm Environmental Peace Research Institute, 2001

Author(s): Gennady Chufrin

Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/07/2017

 

Over the past decade, the Caspian Sea region has risen from relative obscurity to considerable prominence in global affairs. Its vast natural resources, oil and natural gas among them, have attracted widespread international interest since the early 1990s. The international developments in the wake of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attack...

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Timor-Leste: Water Governance Thwarts Peace-Building and Development

Timor-Leste: Water Governance Thwarts Peace-Building and Development

Source: Future Directions International, 2016

Author(s): Christopher Ryan

Countries: Timor-Leste

Topics: Basic Services, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/07/2017

 

Ineffective water governance in Timor-Leste has facilitated the increase of water-borne diseases while simultaneously promoting malnutrition. As a result, stunted growth affects over 50 per cent of the Timorese population, just behind the African countries of Niger and Burundi as the worst in the world. Water-borne diseases, furthermore, remain a...

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At the Root of Exodus: Food Security, Conflict and International Migration

At the Root of Exodus: Food Security, Conflict and International Migration

Source: World Food Programme, 2017

Author(s): Claudia Ah Poe, Luka Biong Deng Kuol, Rossella Bottone, Calogero Di Gloria, Katrina Frappier, Valerio Giuffrida, Nigussie Tefera, Aysha Twose, Susanna Sandström, and Cecilia Signorini

Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Greece, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Syria, the Gambia, Turkey

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods

Added: 01/07/2017

 

As an international actor in addressing food insecurity among refugees and other migrants, the World Food Programme (WFP) has undertaken a research study to determine the role that food security plays in crossborder migration. Given the dearth of data on this topic, the WFP study sought to answer some of...

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Ghor and Badghis Provinces—Locust Infestation Assessment (Bulletin #1)

Ghor and Badghis Provinces—Locust Infestation Assessment (Bulletin #1)

Source: World Food Programme, 2017

Author(s): Mudasir Nazar and Eric Kenefick

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Assessment, Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 19/06/2017

 

The locust infestation is a devastating natural disaster that has a negative impact on the crops and agriculture products. In Afghanistan, the locust infestation has been experienced in different parts of the country in the past and is continuously reported in the past few years in Badghis and Ghor provinces....

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Climate Change in a Small Transboundary Tributary of the Syr Darya Calls for Effective Cooperation and Adaptation

Climate Change in a Small Transboundary Tributary of the Syr Darya Calls for Effective Cooperation and Adaptation

Source: Mountain Research and Development, 2012

Author(s): Dominic Stucker, Jusipbek Kazbekov, Murat Yakubov, and Kai Wegerich

Countries: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan

Topics: Climate Change, Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 18/06/2017

 

This article focuses on cooperative adaptation strategies at the community, water user association, district, and national levels along the Khojabakirgansai, a small transboundary tributary of the Syr Darya in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Data were collected in the basin through in-depth expert interviews, site visits, and household surveys, and were triangulated...

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Suggested Amendments to the Afghan Mining Law: March 2017

Suggested Amendments to the Afghan Mining Law: March 2017

Source: Integrity Watch Afghanistan, 2017

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 18/06/2017

 

Mining should be a source of development and independence for the Afghan people, but is instead a major threat to security while providing little benefit. Urgent action is needed to reverse this pattern. A key concern is reforms to fix a number of serious weaknesses in the 2014 Mining Law...

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Overview of the Afghanistan Mining Sector: Accountability and Transparency

Overview of the Afghanistan Mining Sector: Accountability and Transparency

Source: Ohio Law, 2017

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 18/06/2017

 

Reports vary as to the value of Afghanistan’s mineral wealth because most of the country’s mines have not been fully explored, resulting in valuations based almost solely on superficial “reconnaissance” studies that do not determine the size and composition of the mine. Figures provided by the U.S. Geological Survey in...

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China, India, and War over Water

China, India, and War over Water

Source: Challgenges in Asia, 2016

Author(s): Jin H. Pak

Countries: China, India

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/06/2017

 

This article examines the likelihood of water insecurity causing war between China and India. Water insecurity itself will not likely lead to armed conflict. But when coupled with other international and domestic factors, it could increase the likelihood of war. China’s water scarcity and its widening north-south water gap have...

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