In essence, the notion of benefit sharing is recognition of the natural rights of affected communities over mineral resources in their traditional and historical homelands. Communities have a right to benefit first—culturally, economically and politically. These rights can be seen from the prism of both immediate as well as long-term benefits.

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat has released the zero draft of the global biodiversity framework.

Rural regions are often seen as key sources of urban water supply, creating pressure for reallocation and potential hotspots of competition for water between cities and agriculture. How effective and equitable

Voluntary, permanent land protection is a key conservation process in many coun-tries. Concerns with the effectiveness of such decentralized processes exist due tothe potential for (1) selection bias, that is, the protection of parcels whose land coverwould have been conserved in the absence of protection, and (2) local spill

Tanzania and Malawi on Tuesday launched a joint commission on Songwe River Basin aimed at running irrigation and power generation projects worth 829 million U.S. dollars.

The tripartite committee including water ministers of Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt on Tuesday has kicked off a new round of talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in Addis Ababa.

The leaders of Egypt and Ethiopia say they have made progress in their talks on sharing the waters of the Nile River.

Talks are scheduled to begin this week in Washington, D.C., to modernize the document that coordinates flood control and hydropower generation in the United States and Canada along the 1,200-mile (

Sudanese and Ethiopian leaders have confirmed their commitment to resolving the disputes with Egypt over the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) peacefully.

Egypt's foreign minister has delivered a warning to Ethiopia over a dam it is building on a Nile River tributary.

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