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Climate Change Is Linked to Security, But Don't Overplay It

Aug 30, 2009
AUGUST 2009--As the impacts of climate change on national security are beginning to receive attention at the highest levels of government, climate-security experts must avoid oversimplifying these complex connections, ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko writes in two new articles.

New Connections, New Contributions at the Smithsonian

Jul 20, 2009
As the Smithsonian Institution enters a globalizing technological era, so must its mission expand its focus. At a Director's Forum at the Wilson Center, Secretary Wayne Clough laid out three global challenges that the Smithsonian plans to address: science, particularly global warming and biodiversity; education; and issues of national identity.

Improve Development Programs by Linking Population, Health, and Environment, Says Expert

Jun 30, 2009
JUNE 2009--The Sierra Club's Roger-Mark De Souza Explains the Integration Imperative in the Latest Issue of Focus

Experts Find the Human Face of Environmental Security

Jun 24, 2009
More than 150 researchers and policymakers debated the focus on people in discussions of global environmental change at the capstone conference of the Global Environmental Change and Human Security (GECHS) Project. ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko reports from Oslo.

Environment Key to Resolving Conflicts, Building Peace, Says UN Environment Programme Director Achim Steiner

May 31, 2009
MAY 2009—YouTube Videos Feature Steiner on Climate Change, Conflict, Cooperation

Animal Investigators: Solving Wildlife Crimes and Saving Endangered Species in Brazil and China

May 20, 2009
Illegal wildlife trafficking is the third-largest criminal industry worldwide, involving $20 billion in global trade each year. At a meeting co-sponsored by the China Environment Forum and the Brazil Institute, experts discussed the nature of the wildlife trafficking industry and the challenges in fighting it.

Confronting the Crisis of Sustainability and Resource Scarcity

May 14, 2009
U.K. Secretary of State for Environment Hilary Benn discusses food and resource shortages, sustainable development, and an upcoming climate conference he calls "the most important gathering in human history."

ECSP Seeks Editorial Assistant

May 12, 2009
MAY 2009—Work for the Environmental Change and Security Program

Projecting Population: A Perilous Proposition

May 07, 2009
MAY 2009—ECSP's Sean Peoples Assesses Utility of Population Projections in World Watch Magazine

U.S. National Security Strategists Should Consider Climate, Natural Resources, Says ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko

May 07, 2009
MAY 2009—Dabelko Featured at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory's Series

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