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Water and energy dynamics in the Greater Himalayan region: opportunities for environmental peacebuildingNorwegian Peacebuilding Centre, 2011The water crisis in the Greater Himalayas constitutes an enormous challenge for the region and a growing, if still under-reported, concern in the West. Elements of the crisis include floods and droughts, unpredictable changes in the timing of water flows, hydropower rivalries and persistently unsafe drinking water.DocumentECON Pöyry, 2011This study provides a mapping of Norwegian CSOs working on energy and development issues in developing countries and an overview assessment of how the CSOs fit with the priorities of the Norwegian Government’s Clean Energy for Development Initiative.Document
China, India, South Africa, Brazil (BASIC): Crucial for the global environment. Commissioned by the Norwegian Ministry of the EnvironmentECON Pöyry, 2011This study, commissioned by the Norwegian Ministry of Environment, aims to assess why and how the BASIC countries (Brazil, South Africa, India, and China) are important for the global environment. The study shall also provide an overview of environmental policy in the BASIC countries.DocumentRainforest Foundation Norway, 2010The aim of climate change mitigation and adaptation programs are to protect all the Earth’s inhabitants from the serious threats posed by climate change. Safeguards ensure both mitigation and adaptation activities truly address these purposes.DocumentNile Basin Research Programme, University of Bergen, 2010The Nile Basin Research Programme (NBRP), as a strategic, multidisciplinary programme for research and higher education on topics related to the Nile Basin, has had the overall aim to enhance and promote quality research on Nile-related issues and to support research collaboration between institutions in the Nile Basin region.OrganisationBioforsk conducts applied and specifically targeted research linked to multifunctional agriculture and rural development, plant sciences, environmental protection and natural resource management.DocumentArendal Maps & Graphics Library, UNEP/GRID, 2010Climate change is causing significant mass loss of glaciers in high mountains worldwide. This report calls for accelerating research, monitoring and modeling of glaciers, snow and their role in water supplies.DocumentInternal Displacement Monitoring Centre, 2011Forced displacement due to natural hazard-induced disasters is a large-scale, global phenomenon. This study focuses on quantifying peak levels of displacement, including those due to preventative actions taken before and after the onset of a disaster, as people are forced to flee their homes and lands.DocumentAssociation for International Water Studies, Norway, 2010The debate about hydropower has recently been revitalised in the context of climate change and the large unmet demand for energy in many countries. This study is a contribution to the debate about hydropower development, indigenous rights, and the rights of affected communities in the face of development projects, presenting Guatemala as a case study. Main findings include:DocumentInstitute for Applied International Studies, Norway, 2010The contextual environment African pastoralists live in is characterised by population growth, environmental degradation, and cultural and political factors that pave the way for frequent outbreaks of conflict. This paper attempts to understand the relationship between environmental/climatic factors and the conflict dynamics in the Horn of Africa.