Freshwater Diplomatic Simulation: Using Dams to Produce Energy

the reality is dams are a very quick source of energy and there’s a lot of dam hydro-power potential still that’s not been tapped worldwide I think if you look at Africa only seven percent of its hydro-power has been tapped, only 22 percent been tapped in Asia so there’s a lot of untapped hydro-power […]

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Freshwater Diplomatic Simulation: How NGOs Help Resolve Water Disputes

the role of non-governmental organizations in supporting trans boundary water issues and how we might as a global community respond I mean I think that’s essential, I mean I look at every level stakeholder engagement for example NGOs play a critical role in helping to educate and build a capacity of stakeholders to engage in […]

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Oceans & Fisheries Diplomatic Simulation: Role of Fisheries in Preserving Global Ecosystems

Fisheries resources are not something that just exists on their own; they are intimately connected to the marine environment. From the very basic issues of–if you have pollution, then you don’t have babies being born, which aren’t growing up to be the fish that we want to catch and eat but also obviously fisheries are […]

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Peacebuilding Diplomatic Simulation: Consequences of a Determination of Genocide

I think that the language that we use in diplomacy is important and can have implications on the ground. On the positive side of the ledger, I would say that alleging genocide or labelling the violence in Darfur as genocide had at some levels a galvanizing effect in the international community in terms of getting […]

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Freshwater Diplomatic Simulation: Agreements to Address Water Issues

there are a couple of agreements that are out there that countries can use as as guidelines on how they might want to resolve a trans boundary water challenge there’s a UN Convention that’s just come into force, there’s a convention that was developed by the UNECE, the UN body that deals with Europe and […]

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Peacebuilding Diplomatic Simulation: Diplomacy on the Ground in Darfur

I think first and foremost and to the point around peacebuilding, it’s also indicative of why there have been so many attempted peace deals and so many failed peace deals in Darfur is that we have to truly address the root causes, the underlying grievances, and the drivers of the conflict. And that requires both […]

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Freshwater Diplomatic Simulation: The Difference between Clean and Renewable Energy

we talk about renewable energy resources you’re talking about those types of resources that are clean, that are sustainable, that are mostly coming from the environment such as wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, those are your true sort of traditionally thought of renewable energy resources. When we think of clean energy resources which is also another […]

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Oceans & Fisheries Diplomatic Simulation: Seeking Solutions for Sustainable Fishing Practices

Well we have done a lot of work in addition to negotiating legally binding agreements, we’ve also done a lot of work through the UN system, the Food and Agricultural Organization as well as bilaterally and–and in concert with other legal organizations to do capacity building, to do training, to do outreach, to communicate these […]

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