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Mining Disclosures 2017: An Investor Guide to Conflict Minerals Reporting in Year Four

Mining Disclosures 2017: An Investor Guide to Conflict Minerals Reporting in Year Four

Source: Responsible Sourcing Network, 2017

Author(s): Raphaël Deberdt and Patricia Jurewicz

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 22/10/2017

 

In the fourth consecutive year of analyzing companies’ conflict minerals compliance and reporting, Responsible Sourcing Network’s (RSN) research unveils a troubling trend widely spread among companies and industries. For the 2017 Mining the Disclosures report, RSN performed a year-on-year comparison between the scores achieved in 2016 and 2017. Regrettably, the...

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Oil and Borders: How to Fix Iraq’s Kurdish Crisis

Oil and Borders: How to Fix Iraq’s Kurdish Crisis

Source: International Crisis Group, 2017

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources, Land

Added: 22/10/2017

 

What happened? On 16 October 2017, the Iraqi federal government launched an operation to restore Iraqi sovereignty over the disputed territories, including Kirkuk and its oil fields. This reversed the situation in place since the Iraqi army collapsed in the face of an onslaught by the Islamic State in June...

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How Conflict Affects Land Use: Agricultural Activity in Areas Seized by the Islamic State

How Conflict Affects Land Use: Agricultural Activity in Areas Seized by the Islamic State

Source: Environ, 2017

Author(s): Lina Eklund, Michael Degerald, Martin Brandt, Alexander V Prishchepov, and Petter Pilesjö

Countries: Iraq, Syria

Topics: Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 22/10/2017

 

Socio-economic shocks, technogenic catastrophes, and armed conflicts often have drastic impacts on local and regional food security through disruption of agricultural production and food trade, reduced investments, and deterioration of land and infrastructure. Recently, more research has focused on the effects of armed conflict on land systems, but still little...

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Building in Post-war Environments

Building in Post-war Environments

Source: Procedia Engineering , 2017

Author(s): Giovanni Tortorici and Francesco Fiorito

Topics: Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 22/10/2017

 

Modern wars generate devastating effects on the environment by using chemical, biological, radioactive weapons. Toxic effects persist for long time on war fields. Negative environmental impacts such as desertification, migrant masses, depletion of natural resources (food, water, wood, etc.), and induced biodiversity produce, in turn, conflicts. This paper aims at i)...

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Congo's Environmental Paradox: Potential and Predation in a Land of Plenty

Congo's Environmental Paradox: Potential and Predation in a Land of Plenty

Source: International Affairs Journal, 2017

Author(s): Pádraig Carmody

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Added: 22/10/2017

 

This is an unusual, fascinating and important book. The role of resources in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's conflict(s) has received much media and academic attention in recent decades. However, this is the first book—that I am aware of—which explicitly focuses on a wide range of Congo's resources and...

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Enclosure, Dispossession, and the Green Economy: New Contours of Internal Displacement in Liberia and Sierra Leone?

Enclosure, Dispossession, and the Green Economy: New Contours of Internal Displacement in Liberia and Sierra Leone?

Source: African Geographical Review, 2017

Author(s): Connor Joseph Cavanagh

Countries: Liberia, Sierra Leone

Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 22/10/2017

 

Through a review of recent writings in political ecology and agrarian studies, this paper appraises the potential for emerging forms of ‘green economy’ initiatives to catalyze new forms of internal displacement in West Africa, with specific emphasis on the postwar contexts of Liberia and Sierra Leone. Following the International Committee...

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Gold Mining in Colombia, Post-war Crime and the Peace Agreement with the FARC

Gold Mining in Colombia, Post-war Crime and the Peace Agreement with the FARC

Source: Third World Thematics, 2017

Author(s): Frédéric Massé and Philippe Le Billon

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Peace Agreements

Added: 22/10/2017

 

Peace negotiations with left-wing insurgent groups have brought hope for a reduction in illegal economic activities in Colombia, including gold mining. We consider the impact of a transition to peace on possible trajectories of post-war crime in the gold sector, focusing on its major conflict-crime connections and responses by government...

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Toward Sustainable Peace: A New Research Agenda for Post-Conflict Natural Resource Management

Toward Sustainable Peace: A New Research Agenda for Post-Conflict Natural Resource Management

Source: Global Environmental Politics Journal, 2017

Author(s): Florian Krampe

Topics: Assessment, Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Peace and Security Operations, Programming

Added: 22/10/2017

 

This forum reflects upon the current state of research on post-conflict natural resource management. It identifies two dominant perspectives on environmental peacebuilding in the literature: one focused on environmental cooperation, the other on resource risk. Both perspectives share a concern for the sustainable management of natural resources in post-conflict settings...

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Leaving the Beaten Track? The EU Regulation on Conflict Minerals

Leaving the Beaten Track? The EU Regulation on Conflict Minerals

Source: Royal Institute for International Relations, 2017

Author(s): Jeroen Cuvelier

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 22/10/2017

 

Since the end of the 1990s, natural resources have been the focus point of policymakers, academics, journalists, NGO activists and other observers trying to find a solution to the enduring armed conflict in Africa’s Great Lakes region. The illegal exploitation of mineral resources such as gold, diamonds, tin, tantalum and...

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Making Territory: War, Post-war and the Entangled Scales of Contested Forest Governance in Mid-Western Nepal

Making Territory: War, Post-war and the Entangled Scales of Contested Forest Governance in Mid-Western Nepal

Source: International Institute of Social Studies, 2016

Author(s): Sarah Byrne, Andrea J. Nightingale, and Benedikt Korf

Countries: Nepal

Topics: Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 22/10/2017

 

Ruptures that constitute exceptional events in national politics intersect in different ways with local politics, where more ongoing, continuous processes of both contestation and conservation around natural resource use may persist amidst a turbulent political landscape on other scales. Nepal, with its series of unfinished revolutions, civil war (1996–2006), and...

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