Environment, Development, and Sustainable Peace Initiative publishes Aaron Wolf, Alexander Lopez, and others
Population and fresh water are widely recognized as two of the most important issues facing humanity, with implications for livelihoods, economic productivity, and political stability. Finding the Source highlights the linkages between these critical issues through case studies from the Philippines, India, and sub-Saharan Africa. The common message is unmistakable: global water problems are still soluble-but only with concerted international action that includes efforts to address population growth.
JUNE 2009--The Sierra Club's Roger-Mark De Souza Explains the Integration Imperative in the Latest Issue of Focus
Geoffrey Dabelko presents "Water Wars or Water Peace?"
MEDIA ADVISORY: Kenya's Crisis: Lack of Land Rights Contributes to Conflict in East Africa, Say Natural Resource Experts at Wilson Center
APRIL 2008—Peter Hetz and Gregory Myers Examine Land, Conflict in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Sudan, Kenya
Paper contribution to January 2010 seminar on environmental peacebuilding.
MARCH 2007 - Dr. Jennifer L. Turner quoted in article titled "Dirty Work" about Ma Jun and China's water crisis.
Countries that are overwhelmed by environmental problems tend to develop political and economic problems, writes Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies.
Th author addresses issues including migration to urban centers, the immediate environmental and health impacts of urban pollution on developing country cities, and the link between crime and security.
JUNE 2005--ECSP Director Geoffrey Dabelko traveled to Tehran to present his paper "From Threat to Opportunity: Exploiting Environmental Pathways to Peace" at a historic conference chaired by Iran's first female vice president and environment head Massoumeh Ebtekar, one of the highest-ranking women in the Muslim world today.