About the Environmental Change and Security Program

Since 1994, the Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) has explored the connections among environmental, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy. more



Healthy People, Healthy Environment: Integrated Development in Tanzania is the first in a series of short films produced by ECSP exploring population, health, and environment (PHE) projects around the world. For more information, please visit newsecuritybeat.org/healthypeople.

The Latest from the Environmental Change and Security Program

The Sahel, Beyond the Headlines: Population, Environment, and Security Dynamics

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May 12, 2015 // 9:30am5:00pm
Speakers from the Sahel and US-based experts will engage in solutions-oriented policy dialogues that address demographic trends, reproductive health, food security, and peacebuilding. Additional cross-cutting themes throughout the discussion will include gender, youth, and health. more
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Mist of the Earth: Art and Sustainability

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May 20, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
On May 20, the Brazil Institute welcomes the "Mist of the Earth" art exhibit to Washington. more
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Promoting Years of Sustainability: Responding to Mega Trends

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April 22, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
A number of long term trends will have significant impacts on global society. This seminar will look at several trends and discuss how government, business and civil society can best prepare and respond to these trends. more

Let's Celebrate the 45th Earth Day — and Tackle climate change — by thinking both big and small.

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Apr 22, 2015
"When Earth Day was first celebrated 45 years ago, it helped inspire big solutions to a daunting domestic agenda to fix significantly impaired air and water. The U.S. and the world seemed prepared to think — and act — big. But for climate change, we need to think big and small," writes Ruth Greenspan Bell and Elke Weber. more

Roger-Mark De Souza Discusses Demography, Reproductive Health with WHYY

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Apr 21, 2015
When the media covers population, it's usually focused on growth. In this interview with WHYY, Philadelphia's NPR affiliate, Roger-Mark De Souza talks about other demographic issues, like declining birth rates in Western Europe and East Asia, and how theses issues impact everything from climate change, to food security, to gender equality. more

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