About this project
Mediating Natural Resource Conflicts is a collaborative research project undertaken by the Policy and Mediation Division of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs (DPA/PMD) and the Environmental Cooperation for Peacebuilding initiative of the United
Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The project has also received support from Columbia University’s Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR), the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD), and the EU-UN Partnership on Land, Natural Resources and Conflict Prevention.
This guide collects and summarizes good practices on the successful mediation of resource conflicts. It draws on the field experiences of mediators and mediation experts, specifically those with natural resource expertise. It also features lessons learned from UNEP’s work on environmental diplomacy in different conflict-affected countries, with a particular focus on how to use impartial technical knowledge to equalize stakeholder information in a mediation process.
This foundational knowledge was supplemented with the experience and insights of over thirty mediators who participated in an expert meeting in New York to share their own good practices and lessons learned on mediating natural resource conflicts. The
workshop provided an invaluable opportunity to develop and refine the ideas in this guide, and the development team is grateful for the active and generous engagement of all participants. The guide was also subject to external peer review, which greatly enhanced the quality and clarity of the content.
This guide also builds on the conflict prevention research undertaken by the aforementioned EU-UN PartnershipI as well as on the case studies and innovative practices identified within the global Knowledge Platform on Environmental Peacebuilding.II
Published on Apr 22, 2017
On Earth Day, April 22, Penn State’s Michael Mann spoke in front of the large crowd of the March For Science in Washington DC. The official March For Science website https://www.marchforscience.com The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy https://www.amazon.com/Madhouse-Effec…
Published on Apr 22, 2017
A compilation of statements by various scientists at the March For Science, on Earth Day 2017 in Washington DC. This compilation does not include all speakers, or all of the great statements of the spectrum of speaker speech content. The entire, over 5 hrs event can be accessed here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNz8G…
“Hallegatte, Stephane; Bangalore, Mook; Bonzanigo, Laura; Fay, Marianne; Kane, Tamaro; Narloch, Ulf; Rozenberg, Julie; Treguer, David; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien. 2016. Shock Waves : Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty. Climate Change and Development;. Washington, DC: World Bank. © World Bank. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/22787 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”
Liebig’s law of the minimum
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Liebig’s law of the minimum, often simply called Liebig’s law or the law of the minimum, is a principle developed in agricultural science by Carl Sprengel (1828) and later popularized by Justus von Liebig. It states that growth is controlled not by the total amount of resources available, but by the scarcest resource (limiting factor). The law has also been applied in biological populations and ecosystem models for factors such as sunlight or mineral nutrients.
Günther Schmitt, “The Rediscovery of Alexander Chayanov,” History of Political Economy Winter 1992 24(4): 925-965; doi:10.1215/00182702-24-4-925
E. Paul Durrenberger, “Chayanov’s Economic Analysis in Anthropology,” Journal of Anthropological Research, Vol. 36, No. 2 (Summer, 1980), pp. 133-148.