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Oiling the Friction: Environmental Conflict Management in the Niger Delta, Nigeria

Drawing on numerous interviews while living and working in the Niger Delta, Okechukwu Ibeanu analyzes the management of conflicts surrounding petroleum production in the region.

Geoff Dabelko on Finding Common Ground Among Conservation, Development, and Security at the 2011 WWF Fuller Symposium

Bridging the divide between the conservation and security communities “requires that we check some stereotypes at the door,” said ECSP’s Geoff Dabelko at the World Wildlife Fund’s Conservation Forward: Ideas That Work and How Science Can Effect Change symposium.

Scientists and Journalists: Reporting on Climate Science

Severe weather often makes headlines but longer-term trends in climate science often receive little, if any, media attention. This cover story from the October issue of Centerpoint explores some of the reasons, based on an environmental conference that took place at the Center over the summer.

Population and Conflict: Exploring the Links

Complete set of commentaries exploring the links between population and conflict by authors Henrik Urdal, Sarah Staveteig, Valerie M. Hudson, Andrea M. den Boer, and Monica Duffy Toft.

Our Shared Future: Environmental Pathways to Peace

This report draws from the dialogue and seminar papers shared at a January 2010 meeting co-hosted by the Wilson Center and the Fetzer Institute to explore the affect of globalization on natural resource issues such as water on local, national, and international levels. Examining the effect of environmental peacebuilding on communities, the discussion explored how governments, NGOs, the private sector, and other interested parties can generate positive outcomes while minimizing negative ones.

Trade Distortions Hurt Developing Countries---and U.S.

January's letter from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick to World Trade Organization trade ministers proposes that the U.S. eliminate export subsidies for agriculture. William Krist, author of a new report--Making Doha a Developmental Round--says that this important step is just what the doctor ordered for developing countries and the United States.

Running on Empty: Pakistan's Water Crisis

SEPTEMBER 2009--Pakistan, already plagued by widespread water shortages, is expected to become water-scarce by 2035--though some experts project this may happen as soon as 2020, if not earlier. This new publication examines Pakistan's water pressures, focusing on both rural and urban angles, and suggests ways forward.

Too Hot To Handle: Assessing the Impact of Climate Change

Beyond partisan political debates, scientists are attempting to understand the reality and implications of a warming planet. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released a new report that assesses a wide range of vulnerabilities related to rising temperatures. In this interview, Geoff Dabelko comments on the report's findings.

Interwoven Problems Need Integrated Solutions

Paper contribution to January 2010 seminar on environmental peacebuilding.

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