Middle East & North Africa

 

There are 373 items related to Middle East & North Africa. Items are listed by date added.

 

Put out to Pasture -- War, Oil and the Decline of Misseriyya Humr Pastoralism in Sudan

Put out to Pasture -- War, Oil and the Decline of Misseriyya Humr Pastoralism in Sudan

Source: Overseas Development Institute, 2009

Author(s): Sara Pantuliano, Omer Egemi, Babo Fadlalla, Mohammed Farah, and Mohammed Elamin Abdelgadir

Countries: Sudan

Topics: Extractive Resources, Land, Livelihoods, Peace Agreements, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/08/2017

 

This report presents the findings of a study into the current evolution of Misseriyya livelihoods commissioned by the UK Department for International Development upon request from UNMIS and UNRCSO Abyei. The study was conducted by a fiveperson team comprising one Arabic-speaking, international researcher with extensive knowledge of Sudan and pastoralism...

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Trading off Natural Resources and Rural Livelihoods: A Framework for Sustainability Assessment of Small-Scale Food Production in Water-Limited Regions

Trading off Natural Resources and Rural Livelihoods: A Framework for Sustainability Assessment of Small-Scale Food Production in Water-Limited Regions

Source: Advances in Water Resources, 2017

Author(s): Francesca Recanati, Andrea Castelletti, Giovanni Dotelli, and Paco Melia

Countries: Palestine

Topics: Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 18/08/2017

 

Enhancing local production is key to promoting food security, especially in rural households of low-income countries, but may conflict with limited natural resources and ecosystems preservation. We propose a framework integrating the water-food nexus and a sustainable livelihoods perspective to assess small-scale food production in water-poor regions. We demonstrate it...

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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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How the Effects of Climate Change are a Contributing Issue in the Escalation and Development of Food Insecurity and Terrorism in Sub-Saharan Africa

How the Effects of Climate Change are a Contributing Issue in the Escalation and Development of Food Insecurity and Terrorism in Sub-Saharan Africa

Source: Global Education Research Journal, 2017

Author(s): Joao Henrique Tavares

Countries: Chad, Nigeria

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 09/08/2017

 

Many researches have recently discussed if there is a direct link between climate change and Terrorism while what really matters is to dialogue about climate change as a multiplier of threats, in order to avoid the depoliticisation of crises. To fight climate change, states must stop taking it as a...

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Unpacking the Complex Nature of Cooperative Interactions: Case Studies of Israeli–Palestinian Environmental Cooperation in the Greater Bethlehem Area

Unpacking the Complex Nature of Cooperative Interactions: Case Studies of Israeli–Palestinian Environmental Cooperation in the Greater Bethlehem Area

Source: Geojournal, 2016

Author(s): Kyra Marie Reynolds

Countries: Israel, Palestine

Topics: Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/08/2017

 

In the last few decades, a growing number of theorists have suggested that the natural environment can be a platform for promoting cooperation between former adversaries and can perhaps contribute to peacebuilding. However, environmental cooperation has not lived up to these claims. In many cases, such cooperation has largely been...

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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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A Future for Israeli-Palestinian Peacebuilding

A Future for Israeli-Palestinian Peacebuilding

Source: Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre, 2017

Author(s): Ned Lazarus

Countries: Israel, Palestine

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Land, Peace Agreements

Added: 07/08/2017

 

In today’s polarised Israel-Palestine debate, there are two propositions to which all sides might agree: June 2017 marked 50 years of Israeli military rule over the West Bank and the Palestinian population, and nothing in Israeli, Palestinian, regional or international politics indicates any imminent change in the situation. The collapse...

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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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Helping the Palestinian Territory Adapt to Climate Change

Helping the Palestinian Territory Adapt to Climate Change

Source: London School of Economics, 2014

Author(s): Michael Mason

Countries: Palestine

Topics: Climate Change, Programming, Renewable Resources

Added: 31/07/2017

 

Significant climate change is forecast for the Middle East by the end of this century, leading to greater water scarcity and falling agricultural productivity. Without pre-emptive action, the effects will be particularly severe in the occupied Palestinian territory, where the people — and the area's environmental systems — are already...

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Climate Change, Securitisation and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Climate Change, Securitisation and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Source: The Geographical Journal, 2013

Author(s): Michael Mason

Countries: Israel, Palestine

Topics: Basic Services, Climate Change, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 31/07/2017

 

Securitisation theory serves as a useful corrective to the ‘climate determinism’ evident in mainstream debates on the security effects of climate change, but there are divergences within this approach over what constitutes ‘successful’ securitisation. For the Copenhagen School, climate change has not been securitised because relevant state actors do not...

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