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Publications relevant for environmental security in the Great Lakes region

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Charcoal in the Mist: an overview of environmental security issues and initiatives in the Central Albertine Rift

This report, "Charcoal in the Mist", describes the environmental security situation and the role of resources in one of the world's most important ecosystems, the Central Albertine Rift. This transboundary eco-region is important not only in terms...

Conflict Risk Assessment Report: African Great Lakes

This report draws two important conclusions with regards to the risk of further instability in the Great Lakes region. First, the distinct focal point of the current transcontinental crisis that afflicts the region revolves around the struggle for...

Crop Selection: Adapting to Climate Change in Africa

This paper examines the choices that farmers in Africa make across a wide spectrum of climate conditions. The study finds that crop choice is highly sensitive to both temperature and precipitation. Farmers adapt their crop choices to suit the local...

Environmental Conflict and Cooperation in the African Great Lakes region: a case study of the Virungas

In the quest for peace and security in the Great Lakes region, environmental resources play a pivotal role. Cooperative efforts for sustainable environmental management at the local, national, sub-regional, and regional levels provide opportunities...

From Conflict to Peacebuilding: The Role of Natural Resources and the Environment

Since 1990 at least eighteen violent conflicts have been fuelled by the exploitation of natural resources. In fact, recent research suggests that over the last sixty years at least forty per cent of all intrastate conflicts have a link to natural...

MEAs, Conservation and Conflict

Virunga National Park (Parc National des Virunga, PNVi), in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is Africa?s oldest and most diverse park. Stretching along the Congolese border with Uganda and Rwanda, PNVi has more bird, mammal and...

Mining, forest change and conflict in the Kivus

This report presents the outcome of a study carried out within the Environmental Security for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme of the Institute for Environmental Security. It was largely prepared by SarVision, to promote and advance the...

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Peace Park amid Violence? A report on environmental security in the Virunga-Bwindi region

This study, carried out for the Institute for Environmental Security (IES), specifically focuses on the Virunga-Bwindi region, an area of high conservation value located in the border region of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo...

Promoting Environmental Security and Poverty Alleviation in Virunga-Bwindi, Great Lakes Africa

This case study report focuses on environmental security in the Virunga-Bwindi region, part of the Albertine Rift....

Renewable Energy for Africa

Africa is a very rich continent; that is, in terms of resources. Africa is affluent in renewable resources that could power its development. From geothermal heat within its rift valleys, to the dozens of rivers and tributaries that could run...

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