Worldwatch Institute Publishes Global Security Brief by Aaron T. Wolf, Annika Kramer, Alexander Carius, and Geoffrey D. Dabelko
JUNE 2008—Former Wilson Center Scholar Discusses Nile Basin Initiative in dialogue Interview
Patricia Kameri-Mbote examines the context of the Nile River basin and the relationships forged among the states that share its waters.
Water scarcity is an increasing problem around the globe but, to date, water conflicts remain at the local level and have not erupted into international wars. This article illustrates how water fuels greater interdependence among neighboring states and can serve as a tool for resolving conflict and building cooperation.
The 1997 issue of the ECSP's annual report frames environment in terms of the U.S. security debate, explores ecological security and demographic change; and includes a commentary on human population prospects.
This paper looks at the key objectives of the least-developed countries in multilateral trade negotiations, as well as of developing countries broadly, since understanding the least-developed countries’ objectives is a critical step to restarting the stalled negotiations.
Today’s population of 7 billion people has a significant impact on the planet’s natural resources and on global security. Seven critical challenges—security, climate change, water scarcity, food insecurity, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, and future population growth—are affected by population dynamics in complex ways that demand holistic solutions. One effective and relatively inexpensive way to meet these challenges is to empower women by improving their access to education and health care, including family planning.
People don’t often think of gender issues when they think of the environment, but in fact sustainable development in many of the world’s most bio-diverse regions has a lot to do with women’s health and well-being.
APRIL 2007 - Dr. Jennifer Turnerdiscusses China's water challenges in the opening panel of a three-day conference, April 2-4