Colombian Town Votes against Huge Open-pit Mine

22 June 2017 | Michelle Begue

In 2006, a discovery in the small Colombian town called Cajamarca would change its future. Julio Roberto Vargas a community leader of the region, said he heard the news on the local television, “thr...

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South Sudan: South Sudan to Push Ahead with Petroleum Audit

20 June 2017 | African Review

The South Sudanese Ministry of Petroleum has launched a public tender to perform an audit and produce a report on the country's petroleum sector. Despite ongoing civil unrest, the Government of Nation...

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Liberia: Multi-Stakeholder Meeting on Land Concession Management Underway in Liberia

20 June 2017 | FrontPageAfrica

As part of improving citizens’ engagement in concessions management and managing concession-related conflicts, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is organizing a two-day national multi-...

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Iraq/Kurdistan: Who Controls The Oil as Kurdish Independence Looms?

20 June 2017 | Gregory Brew,

Kurdistan, the autonomous region of northern Iraq that is rich in oil resources and has proven an effective force against the spread of the Islamic State, has announced that it will hold an independen...

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The UN Wants to Respond to Climate Change and Prevent Conflict, but When?

20 June 2017 | Jonathan Rozen

Climate change, civil conflict, and violent extremism are among the most significant threats to global human development, peace, and security. UN-led plans to address all three require immediate actio...

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Colombia: Colombia Plans Initiative for Solar to Benefit Milk Producers

20 June 2017 | Mark Hutchins, PV Magazine

Anatolio Santos, Atlántico Department’s Secretary of Economic Development, brought up the initiative at a government meeting. The aim of the proposed initiative is to boost the region’s milk sect...

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Video Contest: 2017 Environment and Emergencies Forum (Deadline: 2017-06-30)

20 June 2017 | UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit

Want a chance to attend a unique event that discusses innovations in environmental emergencies? The The UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) is looking for volunteers to develop short videos that ref...

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Australia: Australia Warned It Has Radically Underestimated Climate Change Security Threat

20 June 2017 | Ben Doherty, Guardian

As the Senate launches an inquiry into the national security ramifications of climate change, a new report has warned global warming will cause increasingly regular and severe humanitarian crises acro...

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Africa: Crop Failure and Conflict Affecting Food Security in Africa

19 June 2017 | Sabrina Dean, Farmer's Weekly

According to the latest quarterly Crop Prospects and Food Shortages report released by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) this month, people across 29 countries on the continent cannot access...

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Myanmar: Jade Mining in Hpakant, Lone Khin on Hold Due to Monsoon

19 June 2017 | Chan Mya Htwe, Myanmar Times

Jade mining operations in Hpakant and Lone Khin of Kachin State have slowly begun to wind down from last week, due to the approaching monsoon season, locals told The Myanmar Times.In Myanmar, Hpakant...

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