Asia & Pacific

 

There are 615 items related to Asia & Pacific. Items are listed by date added.

 

Shared Waters: Conflict and Cooperation

Shared Waters: Conflict and Cooperation

Source: Aaron T. Wolf , 2007

Countries: Cambodia, India, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan

Topics: Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 10/11/2013

 

This review examines the state of conflict and cooperation over transboundary water resources from an environmental, political, and human development perspective. Although the potential for outright war between countries over water is low, cooperation is also often missing in disputes over transboundary resources.

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Linking Environment and Conflict Prevention: The Role of the United Nations.

Linking Environment and Conflict Prevention: The Role of the United Nations.

Source: Mason, S., A. Muller, A. Schnabel, R. Alluri, and C. Schmid (ETH Zurich and Swisspeace), 2008

Countries: Cambodia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jordan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Sudan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Extractive Resources

Added: 10/11/2013

 

The relevance of how environmental factors influence violent conflicts tends to be either exaggerated or underestimated. Moreover, climate change and oil are often emphasized as the most important environmental conflict factors as they are presently high on international agendas. This report argues that different types of environment-related conflicts must be...

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Regional Cooperation on Environment, Economy, and Natural Resource Management: How Can it Contribute to Peacebuilding?.

Regional Cooperation on Environment, Economy, and Natural Resource Management: How Can it Contribute to Peacebuilding?.

Source: Moira Feil, Diana Klein, and Meike Westerkamp (International Alert and Adelphi), 2009

Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Burundi, Colombia, Ecuador, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Peru, Rwanda

Topics: Economic Recovery , Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 10/11/2013

 

The Initiative for Peacebuilding (IfP) Regional Cooperation on Environment, Economy and Natural Resource Management Cluster has been looking at the role regional cooperation initiatives in these three areas can play in peacebuilding. Regional cooperation initiatives are a common mechanism for supporting an improvement in relations between parties, or achieving transboundary goals...

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Managing Natural Resource Wealth

Managing Natural Resource Wealth

Source: Jill Shankleman, 2006

Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Iraq, Liberia, Sudan

Topics: Extractive Resources, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 10/11/2013

 

This report analyzes the particular challenges of stabilization and reconstruction missions in countries rich in hydrocarbons and minerals and provides lessons learned from the recent experience of such countries as Iraq, Sudan, Angola, Liberia, and Afghanistan. It offers recommendations for the U.S. government and others involved in natural resource–rich countries...

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Trade, Aid and Security: An Agenda for Peace and Development

Trade, Aid and Security: An Agenda for Peace and Development

Source: Editors: Oli Brown, Mark Halle, Sonia Peña Moreno and Sebastian Winkler (IISD and IUCN), 2007

Countries: Afghanistan, Sudan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Extractive Resources, Renewable Resources

Added: 10/11/2013

 

Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfur. All resonate loudly on the international stage, exposing and illustrating the intractable links among global security, war and conflict, the control over natural resources—be they oil, water, timber or "conflict diamonds"—and the deployment of aid money and the manipulation of international trade policies. This volume, written by...

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Environmental Consequences of War: Legal, Economic, and Scientific Perspectives

Environmental Consequences of War: Legal, Economic, and Scientific Perspectives

Source: Editors: Jay Austin and Carl Bruch (ELI), 2000

Countries: Iraq, Kuwait, Vietnam

Topics: Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 09/11/2013

 

Over the past three decades we have witnessed the environmental devastation caused by military conflict in the wake of the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and the Kosovo conflict. This book brings together international lawyers, military officers, scientists, and economists to examine the legal, political, economic, and scientific implications of...

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Plundered Nations? Successes and Failures in Natural Resource Extraction

Plundered Nations? Successes and Failures in Natural Resource Extraction

Source: Editors: Paul Collier and Anthony J. Venables , 2011

Countries: Kazakhstan, Nigeria

Topics: Extractive Resources, Renewable Resources

Added: 09/11/2013

 

he study of natural resource extraction in resource-rich countries often shows that plunder, rather than prosperity, has become the norm. Management of natural resources differs widely in every state; a close examination of the decision making chains in various states highlights the key principles that need to be followed to...

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Natural Riches? Perspectives on Responsible Natural Resource Management in Conflict-Affected Countries

Natural Riches? Perspectives on Responsible Natural Resource Management in Conflict-Affected Countries

Source: WEF, 2013

Countries: Myanmar

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 09/11/2013

 

To meet growing global demand, natural resources are under increasing pressure. New sources have entered global markets – many of them in developing or emerging economies. Valuable resources such as oil, copper, tungsten, gold and timber can be found in many poor or fragile states, sometimes in very remote areas. Because...

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Conserving the Peace: Resources, Livelihoods and Security

Conserving the Peace: Resources, Livelihoods and Security

Source: Editors: Mark Halle, Richard Matthew, Jason Switzer (IISD and IUCN), 2003

Countries: Haiti, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Rwanda, Zimbabwe

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Livelihoods

Added: 09/11/2013

 

In the space of a very few months, conflict prevention and resolution have become the central questions on the desks of ministers and civil servants. Yet the nature of the conflicts we face today differs fundamentally from the competition between nations that shook the world six decades ago. Today’s conflicts...

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Natural Resources and Violent Conflict: Options and Actions

Natural Resources and Violent Conflict: Options and Actions

Source: Ian Bannon and Paul Collier (World Bank), 2003

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Governance

Added: 09/11/2013

 

Violent conflict can spell catastrophe for developing countries and their neighbors, stunting and even reversing the course of economic growth. Recent World Bank research on the causes of conflict and civil war finds that the countries most likely to be blighted by conflict are those whose economies depend heavily on...

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