MAY 2008—National, Regional Development Policies Will Significantly Impact Amazon's Ecological Health
Mongolia, a vast, sparsely populated country almost as large as Western Europe, is at once strikingly poor and strikingly rich. Its GDP per capita falls just below that of war-torn Iraq, and Ulan Bator has some of the worst air pollution ever recorded in a capital city. At the same time, Mongolia sits atop some of the world’s largest mineral reserves, worth trillions of dollars, and its economy, already one of the world’s fastest growing, could expand by a factor of six by the end of the decade as those reserves are developed.
This article will explore how an individual environmental organization ventured through the minefields of international security and diplomacy, forging obvious as well as unlikely alliances along the way.
The UN system and its partners have ripe opportunities to capitalize on water’s cooperation promise while undercutting its conflict potential, write Alexander Carius, Geoffrey Dabelko, and Aaron Wolf in their policy brief.
The journal Political Geography has devoted an entire issue to exploring the links between climate change and violent conflict.
AUGUST 2006—Navigating Peace Initiative Expands Publications, Website for World Water Week
Improving water quality and quantity in developing countries is a daunting task, but the benefits could far outweigh the costs. An Environmental Change and Security Project staffer discusses strategies for reaching this UN Millenium Development goal target.
Severely eroded and deforested, Ethiopia's land is increasingly turning to desert, due to the country's high population growth, unsustainable land use, and lack of land ownership. Featuring footage from my trip to Ethiopia last year, this ECSP video production looks at the efforts of two projects to combat these devastating trends.
Wildside News Interviews Geoff Dabelko