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India, China urge rich nations to cut carbon deeper

Developed countries must lead emissions curbs and make good on finance pledge say emerging economies key to climate pact. Rich countries need to take the lead in cutting greenhouse gas emissions, the leaders of India and China have said in an unusual joint statement. Released at the end of two days of talks between Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping, it says developing countries...
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In Kerry’s Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, Climate and Conflict Are Focus

It’s a bit late, but the second-ever Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) is finally here. And it’s a good thing – it’d be a shame if this effort to present a coherent strategic narrative of U.S. diplomacy and development,...
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Quote of the Month

“Beyond borders, climate change can stoke international conflict over the control of vital and increasingly scarce resources — particularly water.” - Laurent Fabius, France Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Op-Ed in the New York Times, 24 April 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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Articles

Forests Publications

Quick Access

Rights and Resources Initiative 2008: Seeing People Through the Trees - Summary

USAID 2005: Forests & Conflicts. A Toolkit for Intervention. USAID/Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation.

Kaimowitz, David 2005: Forests and Armed Conflict. In: ETFRN News Special Edition on Forests and Conflicts.

Brack, Duncan 2005: EU FLEGT Initiative:
Assessment of ‘Additional Measures' to Exclude Illegal Timber from EU Markets
, Chatham House.

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) 2004: Fact Sheet: Forests and Conflict.

 

Books & Studies

Global Witness 2011: Forest Carbon, Cash and Crime. London.

Gurung, Jeanette 2011: Getting REDD+ Right for Women. Bangkok: WOCAN.

Dhakal, B. et al. 2011: Forests for food security and livelihood sustainability: Policy problems and opportunities for small farmers in Nepal. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 35 (1): 86-115.

World Bank 2007: Democratic Republic of Congo: Transitional Support for Economic Recovery. Investigation Report. The Inspection Panel of the World Bank.

European Tropical Forest Research Network 2004/2005: ETFRN News 43 / 44:  Special Edition on Forests and Conflicts.

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Documents

FLEGT briefing sheets

The EU Action Plan for Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT).

The European Parliament motion on the FLEGT action plan, February 2004.

The EU Council Conclusions on the FLEGT action plan, October 2003.

Links

News, documents and events on social and environmental impacts of illegal logging. http://www.illegal-logging.info/

Security, Development and Forest Conflict. Forest conflict links and online publications.
http://www.etfrn.org/etfrn/sdfc/index.htm

Background information and case studies on forest-related conflict analysis. http://conflictbiography.recoftc.org/html/index.htm

Congo Basin Forest Partnership: http://www.cbfp.org/

Poverty Environment Network. Examines the nexus between forests and livelihoods: http://www.cifor.cgiar.org/pen/_ref/about/index.htm