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Migration causing water shortages in Nepal

As frequent floods force people to migrate from Nepal’s mountainous regions, putting pressure on water resources, hydrologists call for China to set up joint early warning systems along shared rivers. Nepal is one of the world’s most water-rich nations, with over 6,000 rivers and huge hydropower potential. But it is also one of the world’s most disaster-prone regions...
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Global change: Put people at the centre of global risk management

An individual focus is needed to assess interconnected threats and build resilience worldwide, urge Jan Willem Erisman and colleagues. Globalization is changing the nature of risk. Natural and social systems — from climate to energy, food, water and economies — are tightly coupled. Abrupt changes in one have a domino effect on others...
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Quote of the Month

“Small island states have a perennial struggle on their hands to survive intense cyclonic wind and storm surges driven by warming rising seas. Disaster risk is undermining the capacity of many countries to make the capital investment and social expenditures necessary to develop sustainably”. - Margareta Wahlström, Head of UNISDR, Launch of the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction, New York, 04 March 2015.
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ECC Newsletter Edition 1/2015

We have published the first edition of the Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation Newsletter in 2015. Read how foreign policy makers can use opportunities for green job creation to promote ambitious climate action, about linkages between climate change and fragility in Africa, or how climate change exacerbates conflicts between mining and herding in Mongolia.
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Regional Case Studies: Africa

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2008:

  • Magrath, John 2008: Africa – Up in smoke 2. London: new economics foundation (nef)/International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

 

2007:

  • Hendrix, C. S./Glaser, S. M. 2007: Trends and triggers: Climate, climate change and civil conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa. In: Political Geography 26, S. 695-715.
  • Meier, P./Bond, D./Bond, J. 2007: Environmental influences on pastoral conflict in the Horn of Africa. In: Political Geography 26, pp. 716-735.

 

2006:

  • Nyong, A./Fiki, C./McLeman, R. 2006: Drought-related conflicts, anagement and resolution in the West African Sahel: Considerations for Climate change research. Die Erde, 137 (3), pp. 223–240.
  • Eriksen, S. et al. 2006: The urgent need to increase adaptive capacities: evidence from enyan drylands. African Centre for Technology Studies Confl icts and Adaptation policy brief 2.

 

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