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Briefing Paper: Recommendations for Addressing Conflict Pollution at UNEA-3

Briefing Paper: Recommendations for Addressing Conflict Pollution at UNEA-3

Source: Toxic Remnants of War Network, 2017

Countries: Colombia, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine

Topics: Assessment, Governance, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 18/06/2017

 

This briefing for delegations explains why pollution caused or exacerbated by armed conflicts must be addressed by States during UNEA-3. The briefing proposes five areas where States and international organisations should make commitments for further action to help minimise the generation of toxic remnants of war, and their impact on...

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Weather and Resource Information as Tools for Dealing with Farmer-Pastoralist Conflicts in the Sahel

Weather and Resource Information as Tools for Dealing with Farmer-Pastoralist Conflicts in the Sahel

Source: Earth System Dynamics, 2016

Author(s): Ole Mertz, Kjeld Rasmussen, and Laura Vang Rasmussen

Topics: Conflict Causes, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/06/2017

 

Conflicts between pastoralists and farmers in the Sahel mainly arise from competition over land and water resources or because of livestock damage to crops. Rather than being linked to larger environmental change processes such as climate change, conflicts are often caused by inappropriate zoning of land, governance and unequal power...

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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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The Weaponization of Water in Syria and Iraq

The Weaponization of Water in Syria and Iraq

Source: The Washington Quarterly, 2016

Author(s): Marcus DuBois King

Countries: Iraq, Syria

Topics: Climate Change, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 15/06/2017

 

Attempts to identify linkages between climate-related events and conflict have led to ambiguous and contested results. Some analyses have found notable correlation between human conflict and climate-related events; however, they were criticized for being too broad in scope and scale. This debate has inspired additional, more specific research to examine...

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Resource Use Conflict in Agrarian Communities, Management and Challenges: A Case of Farmer-Herdsmen Conflict in Kogi State, Nigeria

Resource Use Conflict in Agrarian Communities, Management and Challenges: A Case of Farmer-Herdsmen Conflict in Kogi State, Nigeria

Source: Journal of Rural Studies, 2016

Author(s): Mabel Ukamake Dimelu, Edward Danjuma Salifu, and Edwin M. Igbokwe

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 15/06/2017

 

The study examined causes of conflict and effectiveness of management strategies in agrarian communities of Kogi State, Nigeria. A total 135 crop famers and 72 herdsmen were randomly selected and used for the study. Data were collected by use of structured interview schedule, focus group discussion and personal observation. The...

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Environmental Dispute Resolution in Indonesia

Environmental Dispute Resolution in Indonesia

Source: Open Access, 2010

Author(s): David Nicholson

Countries: Indonesia

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources, Renewable Resources

Added: 14/06/2017

 

In the last two decades, Indonesia has seen a dramatic proliferation of environmental disputes in a variety of sectors, triggered by intensified deforestation and large scale mining operations in the resource rich outer islands, together with rapid industrialisation in the densely populated inner island of Java. Whilst the emergence of...

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Climate Change and Security in the Israeli-Palestinian Context

Climate Change and Security in the Israeli-Palestinian Context

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2012

Author(s): Eran Feitelson, Abdelrahman Tamimi, and Gad Rosenthal

Countries: Israel, Palestine

Topics: Climate Change, Renewable Resources

Added: 14/06/2017

 

The Middle East is among the least stable and most fragile regions. It is not surprising, therefore, that concerns have been raised regarding the potential implications of climate change. This article critically examines the potential interactions between climate change and conflict in the Israeli–Palestinian case. Based on a review of...

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Water Resource Management for Improving Environmental Security and Rural Livelihoods in the Irrigated Amu Darya Lowlands

Water Resource Management for Improving Environmental Security and Rural Livelihoods in the Irrigated Amu Darya Lowlands

Source: Springer, 2009

Author(s): Christopher Martius, Jochen Froebrich, and Ernst-August Nuppenau

Topics: Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 14/06/2017

 

Reliable and safe supply of fresh water resources is one of the most important global environmental challenges (Rechkemmer 2004). Water resource management must become economically more efficient, ecologically sustainable, and also socially justifiable, especially so in the water crisis regions.

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Resource Scarcity, Climate Change and the Risk of Violent Conflict

Resource Scarcity, Climate Change and the Risk of Violent Conflict

Source: World Development Bank, 2010

Author(s): Alex Evans

Topics: Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 14/06/2017

 

This paper provides a brief assessment of how natural resource scarcity and global climate change may change the risk of violent conflict in the future. The resource scarcity element of the paper is primarily focused on resources required to meet basic needs such as food, land and water, as opposed...

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Monitoring Food Security in Countries with Conflict Situations (a Joint FAO/WFP Update)

Monitoring Food Security in Countries with Conflict Situations (a Joint FAO/WFP Update)

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and World Food Programme, 2017

Topics: Conflict Causes, Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods

Added: 14/06/2017

 

According to the consensus-based Global Report on Food Crises 2017, 108 million people across 48 countries are experiencing unacceptably high levels of acute food insecurity. This figure is 35 percent higher than in last year’s report when 80 million people were in the same situation. Major food crises are the...

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