Using age-structure data, Richard Cincotta assesses the fragility of existing liberal democracies and forecasts when new ones will emerge.
Nearly 70 percent of water withdrawn in China is for agriculture, while 20 percent is withdrawn to mine, process, and consume coal. By 2020, China’s water use — driven in large part by the 30 percent expected increase in coal-fired power production — will increase dramatically.
In this Director’s Forum, Rockefeller Foundation President Gordon Conway discussed ways Africa can feed its population, particularly by better utilizing science and technology.
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) maintains The New Security Beat blog, which provides frequent updates and commentary on the latest news, reports, and resources on population, environment, and security. The Brazil Institute contributes commentary, analysis and major news and publications reviews on new security issues in Brazil, focusing on the Amazon and biofuels. Read the most recent post on how "Prostitution, Agriculture, Development Fuel Human Trafficking in Brazil".
A series of policy briefs examines how water can contribute to cooperation between states, while addressing water's role in conflict within states. The briefs offer policy recommendations for using water resources management to head off conflict and to support sustainable peace among countries. All briefs are available in French, and two are available in Portuguese.
ESCP and GHI Program Associate Gib Clarke discusses the link between climate change and population in this Point of View column from the October 2006 issue of Centerpoint.
The Center's Environmental Change & Security Program is currently searching for two program assistants that will be responsible for a multitude of tasks ranging from administrative to social media account management. Please review the full job opportunity announcement for a complete list of duties and details on how to apply.
Conflict and Cooperation: Making the Case for Environmental Pathways to Peacebuilding in the Great Lakes Region
This brief examines the possibility of using environmental management as a pathway to peace in the Great Lakes Region.
The volume, edited by Barbara Entwistle and Paul C. Stern, focuses on land use or land cover change where population is a prominent driving force.
CEF Coordinator and Former CEF Intern Publish Chapter in the New Book China's Environment and the Challenge of Sustainable Development
FEBRUARY 2005--Jennifer Turner and former CEF intern Eric Zusman contributed a chapter on the international forces that have been changing China's environmental policymaking.