In research conducted for the World Bank, Thomas Merrick and Margaret E. Greene found that poor reproductive health outcomes have negative effects on overall health, and, in some cases, on education and household well-being.
Family Planning, Conservation, and Gorillas? Connecting the Dots Through an Integrated Approach in Africa
Watch and listen as Paul Ehrlich launches his new book and Pekka Haavisto describes UNEP's Post-Conflict Environmental Assessments
Experts review new publications.
Launched in July 2012, FLOAT Beijing—a community art project that utilizes citizen science—offers a simple, innovative, and non-confrontational approach to air quality monitoring: kites. Pioneered by two U.S. graduate students, the project tracks air pollutants using air sensor modules attached to kites.
Complete set of commentaries on the future of environmental security by Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Jared Diamond, Margaret Brusasco-Mackenzie, Erika Weinthal, Richard Cincotta, Roger-Mark De Souza, Richard Matthew, and Bryan McDonald.
As interest in the relationship between global population growth and climate change grows, Suzanne Petroni calls for "a thoughtful and deliberative dialogue around voluntary family planning's contribution to mitigating climate change."
Paper contribution to the April 2011 seminar on post-disaster community engagement.
AUGUST 2007—Report Outlines Paths to Success for Community-Based Water and Sanitation Projects
Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Jill Shankleman says Chinese state oil and mining companies have started to think about social responsibility as integral to long-term success and have begun implementing programs to help local communities affected by oil and mineral exploration.