The WorldRiskReport 2015 systematically assesses the vulnerability and exposure to natural hazards of 171 countries around the world. Published yearly by the Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft (Alliance Development Works) and the United Nations Univeristy, the 2015 report highlights in particular the linkages between food (in)security and disaster risk.
This report by the UK-US Taskforce on Extreme Weather and Global Food System Resilience highlights an increasing risk to global food production represented by extreme weather events such as heatwaves, droughts and floods.
Sustaining and strengthening local livelihoods is one of the most fundamental challenges faced by post-conflict countries. By degrading the natural resources that are essential to livelihoods and by significantly hindering access to those resources, conflict can wreak havoc on the ability of war-torn populations to survive and recover.
This book collects the findings of a group of scientists and economists who have taken stock of climate change impacts on food and agriculture at global and regional levels over the past two decades. The evidence presented describes how global warming will impact where and how food is produced and discusses the significant consequences for food security, health and nutrition, water scarcity and climate adaptation. The book also highlights the implications for global food trade. The evidence presented in the book is presented in a way that is widely accessible to policy decision makers and practitioners and makes a distinct contribution towards a greater science-policy interchange. Put together, the different analyses in the book paint a comprehensive perspective linking climate change to food, nutrition, water, and trade along with suggested policy responses.
This research paper takes as its starting point the idea that neither conflict nor peace is an inevitable consequence of resource development in fragile or conflict-affected settings.
This RSIS policy brief identifies possible implications of climate change disturbances on crops and livestock in world production centers by 2030, 2050 and 2080. Policy recommendations for importing countries are discussed.
La Buena Vida- The Good Life (2015) tells the story of the small community Tamaquito in Guajíra, Columbia resisting the relocation plans of a coal mining company.
Natural Resources and Conflicts: A Guide for Mediation Practitioners. Nairobi. New York.
Natural resources governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo. IIED Country Report. London.
Pro-poor Resource Governance under Changing Climates. Addressing vulnerabilities in rural Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Ecuador and India. IASS Study. Potsdam.
Encouraging Peace-building through Better Environmental and Natural Resource Management. Briefing paper EER BP 2013/04. Chatham House.
Assessing Global Land Use: Balancing consumption with sustianable supply. A Report of the Working Group on Land and Soils of the International Resource Panel. Bringezu S., Schütz H., Pengue W., O ?Brien M., Garcia F., Sims R., Howarth R., Kauppi L., Swilling M., and Herrick J.