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Climate Change Mitigation, Peacebuilding, and Resilience | 04/10/14
How are our efforts to reduce the impact of climate change affecting post-conflict societies? Drawing on his empirical data on micro hydropower development in post-conflict Nepal, Florian Krampe investigates whether climate change mitigation contributes to peacebuilding there. The results are nuanced and rather unexpected.
Global Ethics Corner: Who Does Everest Belong To? | 05/20/13
A fight on Mt. Everest between Nepalese Sherpas and European climbers has again raised questions about tourism and the world's tallest mountain. Should the Sherpas, who live and work on the mountain, control access to the peak? Should the tourists have any say?
Policy Simulations Could Help Combat Sex Trafficking | 08/27/12
Through virtual simulation of anti-trafficking policies, enforcement agencies would get a better grasp on how to target their efforts.
Brazil as an Emerging Environmental Donor | 04/17/12
Under the banner of solidarity diplomacy, Brazil is spreading its homegrown development innovations, including biofuel technologies.
Winners of the 2011 International Student/Teacher Essay Contest, "Making a Difference" | 02/07/12
Carnegie Council announces the results of its 2011 International Student/Teacher Essay Competition, "Making a Difference." Winners are from Nepal, India, the UK, and the U.S.A., with honorable mentions for essays from the U.S.A. and Kenya.
1st Prize High School Category, "Making a Difference" Essay Contest, 2011 | 02/07/12
"It is through our actions and our efforts, where large or small, that we can bring about a change in the attitudes of those around us in ensuring sustainability," says Akrish, from Kathmandu.
Science Diplomacy in South Asia | 11/24/10
Saleem H. Ali, Bharath Gopalaswamy
The United States should play a more active role in building trust between India and Pakistan around nonpolitical issues such as science and sustainability.
Saving the Last Tiger Strongholds | 11/19/10
An additional $35 million per year for population monitoring, stronger law enforcement, and community organizing could enable tiger numbers to double in their last 42 strongholds.
Reconstituting Nepal | 09/29/10
Successful state-building in Nepal may require the state to compromise in the short term with the morally arbitrary entities that provide services in the villages and districts.
Alternative Fuels Take Root in Refugee Camps | 12/09/08
Faced with scarce firewood, humanitarian organizations are introducing efficient alternative-fuel stoves to Darfur and other refugee camps worldwide.
The Rights of Human Goddesses | 08/28/08
At last, the young girls who are worshiped as living goddesses in Nepal are now awarded basic human rights by the state.
Shaping the Change | 10/30/07
Manuel F. Montes, Evan O'Neil
Evan O'Neil talks with Dr. Manuel "Butch" Montes of the UN's Financing for Development Office about well-being, trade negotiations, and social change in the Asian economies.
The Contested Terrain of Water Development and Human Rights | 05/10/01
Nepalese water expert Dipak Gyawali discusses the role of the human rights movement in contesting dams and other water projects that destroy people's homes and livelihoods.
The Two-headed Problem of Asian Hydropolitics: Security and Scarcity |
Saleem H. Ali
With the Tibetan plateau serving as a third pole of available water, and the rift widening between China and the Dalai Lama's government in exile, it is high time that innovative strategies be considered for conflict resolution and water scarcity in Asia.