Series examines the pandemic's growth and efforts by developing-country
Yunnan is a microcosm of the intertwined challenges facing China; climate change, strained water resources, and rising energy and food demand to meet the demands of the world’s largest country are together forming a Choke Point that cannot be ignored. In a striking example of one such growing water-energy-food choke point, Yunnan's Nuozhadu Dam on the Mekong River is located in Pu'er, the epicenter of Yunnan's coffee growing boom. Yunnan's looming threats of drought, dams, development, and deforestation are making the need for sustainable water practices, like those in Starbucks' C.A.F.E. Practices, all the more urgent.
This report contains papers from a two-day conference on Climate Change Politics in North America, organized at the Wilson Center, May 18-19, 2006. Participants critically examined key aspects and issues of North American politics and policymaking related to climate change. Edited By Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer.
More than 150 researchers and policymakers debated the focus on people in discussions of global environmental change at the capstone conference of the Global Environmental Change and Human Security (GECHS) Project. ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko reports from Oslo.
A new book from Woodrow Wilson Center Press and The Johns Hopkins University Press that explores how environmental cooperation can be used to bolster regional peace.
As the world’s largest exporter of corn, soybeans, and wheat, the United States is vital to the global food market. But this summer has seen the country’s worst drought since 1956, and several other key grain-producing regions have been affected by abnormal weather this year as well.
ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko introduces commentary on the future of environmental security.
MEDIA ADVISORY: More or Less?: Two Population Experts Present Conflicting Accounts of Family Planning at Wilson Center
APRIL 2008—Matthew Connelly, Robert Engelman Discuss History of Population, Family Planning
The New Security Beat, ECSP’s blog, was launched in January 2007 to shed light on some of today’s broader security issues, including water scarcity, environmental degradation, and population growth. The posts below are selected highlights from the first year.