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Fundamental questions about scarcity and fair shares entering the development paradigm

“On 20 July WWF and Oxfam co-hosted a workshop in London on scarcity, fair shares and development. One of the arguments put forward at the workshop is that, as the 21st century global economy hits natural resource limits and planetary boundaries, fundamental questions about fair shares will start to arise – and these questions will increasingly come to be seen as the new front line for international development.

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South Africa Node of the Millenium Project July 2011 pgs. 3-4
http://newsletters.clearsignals.org/SouthernAfricaHorizonScan_July2011.pdf#page=3

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Water Conflicts at a Boiling Point in Southeast Asia

"Though land has historically been the focus of resource conflict, increasing water shortages combined with the insatiable demands of burgeoning populations, industry and agriculture are likely to prompt new conflicts. Ismail Serageldin, the first chairperson of the Global Water Partnership, declared in 1995, 'If the wars of this century were fought over oil, the wars of the next century will be fought over wchange our approach to managing this precious and vital resource.'

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Noviscape July 2010, pgs. 2 and 4
http://newsletters.clearsignals.org/Noviscape_July2010.pdf#page2

For background on conflict resolution:
Ramsbotham, Oliver, Tom Woodhouse, and Hugh Maill. Contemporary Conflict Resolution . Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2005
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