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Maintaining Arctic Cooperation with Russia

Maintaining Arctic Cooperation with Russia

Source: RAND Corporation, 2017

Author(s): Stephanie Pezard, Abbie Tingstad, Kristin Van Abel, and Scott Stephenson

Countries: Russia, United States

Topics: Climate Change, Cooperation

Added: 26/09/2017

 

Despite this being a period of generally heightened tensions between Russia and the West, cooperation on Arctic affairs has remained largely intact, with the exception of direct military-to-military cooperation in the region. This report examines potential transformations that could alter Russia's current cooperative stance there. It analyzes four current security...

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Shell–NGO Partnership and Peace in Nigeria: Critical Insights and Implications

Shell–NGO Partnership and Peace in Nigeria: Critical Insights and Implications

Source: Sage Journals, 2017

Author(s): Uwafiokun Idemudia

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

The recent efforts to better understand how businesses can contribute to peace in conflict zones suggest that partnerships can be an effective vehicle for corporate peacebuilding. However, empirical analyses of how partnerships contribute to peace remain limited. Drawing on the differences among cultural, structural, and direct violence, this article examines...

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Environmental News in South America: Conflict, Crisis and Contestation

Environmental News in South America: Conflict, Crisis and Contestation

Source: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017

Author(s): Juliet Pinto, Paola Prado and J. Alejandro Tirado-Alcaraz

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

Combining perspectives from media studies and political ecology, this book analyses socially constructed news regarding three environmental conflicts in South America. In recent decades, South American political administrations have tied national economies to neo-extractive development strategies, creating not only vulnerabilities to global commodity boom and bust pricing cycles, but also...

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Socio-Environmental Conflicts on Hydropower: The São Luiz do Tapajós Project in Brazil

Socio-Environmental Conflicts on Hydropower: The São Luiz do Tapajós Project in Brazil

Source: Environmental Science and Policy Journal, 2017

Author(s): Christoph Ernst Emil Hess and Eva Fenrich

Countries: Brazil

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

Added: 26/09/2017

 

Economic expansion and related resource and infrastructure needs provoke an increase of socio-environmental conflicts worldwide, and methodologies for their comprehensive analysis and understanding are necessary. The present paper suggests a methodology for the analysis of socio-environmental conflicts on hydropower, developed from a case study on the São Luiz do Tapajós...

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Lake Chad – Tackling Climate-Fragility Risks [Video]

Lake Chad – Tackling Climate-Fragility Risks [Video]

Source: aDelphi, 2017

Author(s): Stella Schaller, Janani Vivekananda, Stephan Wolters, Christopher Stolzenberg, and Paul-Müller Hahl

Countries: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

The world’s most extensive humanitarian crisis since 1945 is currently playing out in the four countries that surround Lake Chad: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. Multiple stressors converge in the region. Unemployment, violent insurgencies, poverty and depleting resources interact with climate change and create a perfect storm of climate-fragility risks....

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Conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Causes, Impact and Implications for the Great Lakes Region

Conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Causes, Impact and Implications for the Great Lakes Region

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, 2015

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 20/09/2017

 

The Democratic Republic of Congo is recovering from conflicts, posting substantial improvement in overall macroeconomic performance since the cessation of the war, on the back of robust copper and cobalt exports. Inflation has also declined remarkably and it has stabilized at single-digit levels thanks in major part to restrictive fiscal...

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Climate Change and the Syrian Civil War Revisited

Climate Change and the Syrian Civil War Revisited

Source: Political Geography Journal, 2017

Author(s): Jan Selby, Omar S. Dahi, Christiane Fröhlich, and Mike Hulme

Countries: Syria

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/09/2017

 

For proponents of the view that anthropogenic climate change will become a ‘threat multiplier’ for instability in the decades ahead, the Syrian civil war has become a recurring reference point, providing apparently compelling evidence that such conflict effects are already with us. According to this view, human-induced climatic change was...

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Predicting International River Basin Conflict and Cooperation

Predicting International River Basin Conflict and Cooperation

Source: Global Environmental Politics, 2014

Author(s): Thomas Bernauer and Tobias Bohmelt

Topics: Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 13/09/2017

 

Growing demands for water combined with supply constraints may lead to an increased potential for international water conflicts, because many of the world’s freshwater systems cut across national boundaries. Which international river basins are likely to experience greater conflict risks or more cooperation? What factors increase or decrease conflict risk (cooperation)? We...

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Population Growth, Environmental Degradation, and State-Sponsored Violence: The Case of Kenya, 1991-93

Population Growth, Environmental Degradation, and State-Sponsored Violence: The Case of Kenya, 1991-93

Source: International Security, 1998

Author(s): Colin Kahl

Countries: Kenya

Topics: Conflict Causes, Land

Added: 13/09/2017

 

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Demographic Change, Natural Resources and Violence: The Current Debate

Demographic Change, Natural Resources and Violence: The Current Debate

Source: Journal of International Affairs, 2002

Author(s): Colin Kahl

Topics: Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 13/09/2017

 

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