"Part of the outflow of migrants from rural areas of many Latin American countries has settled in remote rural areas, pushing the agricultural frontier further into the forest," writes David López-Carr in a recent article in Population & Environment, "The population, agriculture, and environment nexus in Latin America." In a May 4 presentation at the LAC Economic Growth and Environment Strategic Planning Workshop in Panama City, Panama, he discussed how to integrate family planning and environmental services in rural Latin America.
A recent study by Population Action International (PAI), The Shape of Things To Come: Why Age Structure Matters to a Safer, More Equitable World, provides a timely illustration of population trends and their current interpretations.
Through a generous grant from the U.S. Institute of Peace, ECSP organized a forum in Hong Kong to provide opportunities for 65 environmentalists and journalists from the three areas of Greater China to discuss improving the capacity of environmental NGOs and the quality of environmental reporting in the region. Part 1 (Chinese).
JUNE 2006--Relevant Passages Focus on Clean Energy, Natural Disasters, and Pandemic Diseases
China's Sichuan Province incurred many casualties following the massive earthquake in June. The disaster also shed light on environmental and infrastructure problems in China. Several recent meetings were held on these issues, one on public health flaws after natural disasters and the other on China's cement industry.
ECSP draws upon Wilson Center speakers and fellows, past and present, to comment on trade and the environment in the wake of Seattle.
This article argues that, while the interconnections between the environment and conflict are many and complex, the likelihood of large-scale warfare over renewable resources is small. Nonetheless, environmental difficulties do render many people insecure.
ECSP's Water Working Group II turns water into peace in the Spring 2004 issue of PECS News