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

Roger-Mark De Souza on Linking Climate, Security and Development to Fragility in Haiti

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Dec 12, 2014
As part of the Fall 2014 Haiti Dialogue Series organized by the Earth Institute’s Haiti Research and Policy Program, Roger-Mark de Souza joined a group of faculty, researchers, students and policymakers to discuss the latest research linking climate change, natural hazards, development and fragility in Haiti. more
Webcast

World Population is Growing, but the Earth is Not: What is the Key to a Sustainable Future?

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Dec 05, 2014
Population growth is speeding toward a number between 10 and 12 billion humans by the end of the century. That rate of growth makes the challenge of building a sustainable future a daunting task. But important research presented in a new book, “World Population and Human Capital in the 21st Century,” suggests that population growth projections overlook one crucial variable that could prove to be the ultimate game changer more

Emerging Priorities for Maternal Health in Nigeria (Abuja and Washington, DC)

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December 17, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
In the last decade, Nigeria has seen only modest improvements in maternal health. Despite innovative efforts such as the Midwives Service Scheme, SURE-P, and Saving One Million Lives, maternal mortality rates stand at 565 per 100,000 live births and modern contraceptive prevalence among married women is still low (10 percent). more
Webcast

Living Through Extremes: Building Livelihood Resilience Across Sectors and Countries

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December 04, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
In the most climate-change vulnerable regions of our planet, the impacts of extreme weather events threaten lives and livelihoods. These stresses have the potential to render spaces effectively unproductive and uninhabitable. A central question for practice, policy, and research revolves around the resilience of peoples whose livelihoods and settlements are threatened by these overwhelming extremes. more
Webcast

The Resilience Beat: Reporting on Climate, Population, and Health

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December 03, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
From megacities to small coastal communities, more people than ever before are confronting the coming challenges of climate change. And more than ever before, we are turning to the media to bring these challenges to the attention of policymakers and the public in order to build resilience to weathering these changes. But reporting on climate resilience requires pushing the boundaries of traditional beats, looking beyond national borders, and exploring new angles such as human rights, disaster preparedness, and women’s health. This roundtable panel features reporters and communication experts who are finding surprising new stories where climate change meets resilience. more

Experts & Staff

  • Roger-Mark De Souza // Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience, Wilson Center
  • Sandeep Bathala // Senior Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Katharine Diamond // Program Assistant, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Benjamin Dills // Program Assistant, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Lauren Herzer // Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • John Thon Majok // Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Schuyler Null // Web Editor and Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Meaghan Parker // Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Sean Peoples // Multimedia Producer and Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Geoffrey D. Dabelko // Senior Advisor, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Ruth Greenspan Bell // Public Policy Scholar
  • William Krist // Senior Policy Scholar
  • Louise Lief // Public Policy Scholar
  • John W. Sewell // Senior Scholar