A little known fact of the war in Syria is that it started at the end of the worst drought in Syrian history, a biblical drought which forced over 1 million farmers into the cities. Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas L.
It is no longer a question of addressing if climate change is affecting the world we are living in, but it is focusing on, what is going on, and how we are to alleviate the unfolding impacts around us.
The United Nations, which is trying to help resolve the widespread shortage of water in the developing world, is faced with a growing new problem: the use of water as a weapon of war in ongoing conflicts.
Post-Haiyan Tacloban Declaration. Post- Haiyan/Yolanda – A Way Forward. ASEM Manila Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, 4-6 June 2014, Philippines.
Climate Security and Justice for Small Island Developing States. An Agenda for Action. Policy Brief 9.
A new investment project is looking to get renewable projects over the financing hump in the region of North Africa and the Middle East (MENA).
Abu Waleed isn’t quite sure where to begin his litany of grievances. Bugs that chomp their way through the mint he grows, or the dry well that forces him to pump water from a half kilometre away? Or perhaps the 160 dinars he spent on spinach seeds only to see scant growth after planting.
There are flowers everywhere. Their purples, reds, and whites make for a striking contrast to the more somber sea of navy blue, black, and grey suits of the dignitaries who wear them around their necks.
John Light: What’s been going on with Syria’s water resources over the past several years?
In another blow to illegal loggers, Australia has passed the Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill, joining the U.S. in outlawing the importation of illegal logged timber from abroad. The new legislation makes it a criminal offense for Australian businesses to import timber from illegal operations.
The world is suddenly paying attention to the oft-ignored North African country of Mali, as it is racked by its most recent in a long string of crises: a coup d’etat.
BANGKOK, 15 March 2012 - Following a recent decision by its Cabinet to buy land in Fiji as 'climate change insurance' for its population, Kiribati President, Anote Tong has called on the international community to address the effects of climate change that could wipe out the entire Pacific archip
Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict in Northwest Africa. Rising Dangers and Policy Options Across the Arc of Tension. Washington, DC: Center for American Progress.
Environmental Migration in Asia and the Pacific. Could We Hang Out Sometime?. Earth System Governance Working Paper, No.22.