Assessing and restoring natural resources in post-conflict peacebuilding
- Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Earthscan, 2012.
- Physical description
- xviii, 515 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
JZ6300 .A77 2012
- Unknown JZ6300 .A77 2012
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Placing environment and natural resource risks, impacts, and opportunities no the post-conflict peacebuilding agenda / David Jensen and Steve Lonergan
- Evaluating the impact of UNEP's post-conflict environmental assessments / David Jensen
- Environment and peacebuilding in war-torn societies : lessons from the UN Environment Programme's experience with post-conflict assessment / Ken Conca and Jennifer Wallace
- Medical and environmental intelligence in peace operations and crisis management / Birgitta Liljedahl ... [et al.]
- Thinking back-end : improving post-conflict analysis through consulting, adapting to change, and scenario building / Alexander Carius and Achim Maas
- Salting the earth : environmental health challenges in post-conflict reconstruction / Chad Briggs and Inka Weissbecker
- Remediation of polluted sites in the Balkans, Iraq, and Sierra Leone / Muralee Thummarukudy, Oli Brown, and Hannah Moosa
- The risks of depleted uranium contamination in post-conflict countries : findings and lessons learned from UNEP field assessments / Mario Burger
- Linking demining to post-conflict peacebuilding : a case study of Cambodia / Nao Shimoyachi-Yuzawa
- Restoration of damaged land in societies recovering from conflict : the case of Lebanon / Aïda Tamer-Chammas
- Ecological restoration and peacebuilding : the case of the Iraqi marshes / Steve Lonergan
- Haiti : lessons learned and way forward in natural resource management projects / Lucile Gingembre
- Peacebuilding and adaptation to climate change / Richard Matthew and Anne Hammill
- Addressing infrastructure needs in post-conflict reconstruction : an introduction to alternative planning approaches / P.B. Anand
- Mitigating the environmental impacts of post-conflict asisstance : assessing USAID's approach / Charles Kelly
- Challenges and opportunities for mainstreaming environmental assessment tools in the post-conflict setting / George Bouma
- Environmental assessment as a tool for peacebuilding and development : initial lessons from capacity building in Sierra Leone / Oli Brown ... [et al.]
- Natural resources, post-conflict reconstruction, and regional integration : lessons from the Marshall Plan and other regional reconstruction efforts / Carl Bruch, Ross Wolfarth, and Vladislav Michalcik
- Making best use of domestic energy sources : the priority production system for coal mining and steel production in post-World War II Japan / Mikiyasu Nakayama
- Road infrastructure reconstruction as a peacebuilding priority in Afghanistan : negative implications for land rights / Jon Unruh and Mourad Shalaby
- Evaluating post-conflict assistance / Suppiramaniam Nanthikesan and Juha I. Uitto
- Natural resources and post-conflict restoration, remediation, and reconstruction : lessons and way forward / David Jensen and Steve Lonergan.
- Publisher's Summary
- When a country emerges from violent conflict, the management of the environment and natural resources has important implications for short-term peacebuilding and long-term stability, particularly if natural resources were a factor in the conflict, play a major role in the national economy, or broadly support livelihoods. Only recently, however, have the assessment, harnessing, and restoration of the natural resource base become essential components of postconflict peacebuilding. This book, by thirty-five authors, examines the experiences of more than twenty countries and territories in assessing post-conflict environmental damage and natural resource degradation and their implications for human health, livelihoods, and security. The book also illustrates how an understanding of both the risks and opportunities associated with natural resources can help decision makers manage natural resources in ways that create jobs, sustain livelihoods, and contribute to economic recovery and reconciliation, without creating new grievances or significant environmental degradation. Finally, the book offers lessons from the remediation of environmental hot spots, restoration of damaged ecosystems, and reconstruction of the environmental services and infrastructure necessary for a sustainable peace. Assessing and Restoring Natural Resources in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding is part of a global initiative to identify and analyze lessons in post-conflict peacebuilding and natural resource management. The project has generated six books of case studies and analyses, with contributions by practitioners, policy makers, and researchers. Other books address highvalue resources, land, water, livelihoods, and governance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- edited by David Jensen and Steve Lonergan.