In the 1996 issue of ECSP's annual report, Miriam R. Lowi writes about water disputes in the Middle East, while Dennis Pirages explores "microsecurity". Also in this issue: a look at overseas contamination by the military; an action plan for population, development, and environment; and Thomas Homer-Dixon's findings from a project on environment, population, and security.
The first-ever annual report from the Environmental Change and Security Program includes Geoff and David Dabelko's feature on redefining environmental security; Richard Matthew's commentary on demystifying the concept of environmental security; and Marc Levy's call for a third wave of environmental security scholarship.
This publication is the result of an ongoing collaboration between the UN Environmental Programme's Division of Early Warning and Assessment and the Environmental Change and Security Project at the Wilson Center, exploring the environment and security nexus.
In developing countries, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) practitioners need a way to choose among the numerous available options for securing safe water and sanitation. A joint paper by the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program and the Pacific Institute indicates that existing support resources fail to adequately serve the needs of practitioners, but highlights the necessary characteristics of an effective decision-making support tool.
Conflict and Cooperation: Making the Case for Environmental Pathways to Peacebuilding in the Great Lakes Region
In this issue brief, former OSI Africa Policy Scholar Patricia Kameri-Mbote argues that Africa's dependence on the environment does not have to be a curse. Rather, this shared dependence can facilitate dialogue and provide an opportunity for collaboration and cooperation in the Great Lakes Region.
While the relationships between population growth, economic growth, poverty, land use, and the diffusion of technology are complex, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recognizes the role that future population growth can play in the growth of global greenhouse gas emissions.
This report contains papers from a two-day conference on Climate Change Politics in North America, organized at the Wilson Center, May 18-19, 2006. Participants critically examined key aspects and issues of North American politics and policymaking related to climate change. Edited By Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer.
Population, Environmental Change, and Security (PECS) News is published tri-annually by the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, with support from the Office of Population, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the University of Michigan.
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.
By comparing and analyzing the state of environmental management around the Baltic, Mediterranean, and Black Seas, scholars and policymakers may draw valuable lessons for replicating success stories and avoiding failed pathways. Conference proceedings.