Environmental Security Events

10th Anniversary Open House and ECSP Report Launch

January 25, 2005 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Environmental Change & Security Project launches the 10th anniversary issue of the ECSP Report, the journal designed to shatter the disciplinary boundaries separating environment, population, health, and security.

Understanding Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation: Lessons and Strategies from Eastern Africa

November 16, 2004 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The linkages between environment and security loom large in Eastern Africa, providing not only challenges but also areas of opportunity. Scholars and activists discuss lessons and strategies for facing and addressing the interaction between environment and conflict in the region.

Book Discussion: Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update

October 14, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
In 1972, The Limits to Growth created an international sensation by claiming that if trends in world population, industrialization, food production, and resource depletion did not drastically change, society would not only reach its carrying capacity, but also overshoot it and collapse. Co-author Dennis Meadows reviews the updated edition.

Population-Environmental Piggybacking: Integrating an Environmental Module into Guatemala's Demographic and Health Survey

October 12, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Petén region, located in the northern part of Guatemala, is a population-environment hot spot. ProPetén, an environmental and social organization working in the region, spearheaded an effort to add data on environment to USAID's Demographic and Health Survey. Liza Grandia, president of the Board of Directors of ProPetén, discusses the initiative.

Sustainability: A Security Imperative

October 06, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Klaus Toepfer launches the new publication, Understanding Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation, produced by UNEP and ECSP. The report goes beyond the headlines to find fertile ground for peace in environmental cooperation.

Environment, Development, and Sustainable Peace: Finding Paths to Environmental Peacemaking

September 16, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
The conference brings together 60 experts from 25 countries, to examine the role of minerals, forests, and water resources in promoting and preventing conflict.

International Waters Funding Dialogue

June 09, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Funding is a decisive issue for any development project, but international water projects face additional hurdles by working multilaterally in an arena dominated by bilateral funding. A three-day International Waters Funding Dialogue conference is hosted by National University of Costa Rica.

Population, Environment, Poverty, and Politics in the Philippines

June 08, 2004 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Congressman Nereus Acosta, of the Philippines' House of Representatives, speaks about his government's response to problems linking population and the environment. Joan Regina L. Castro and Leona Ann D'Agnes of the Integrated Population and Coastal Resource Management (IPOPCoRM) Initiative give an overview of their program.

Water Conflict and Cooperation: Looking Over the Horizon

June 03, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Attempts to develop a positive, practical policy framework for environmental cooperation and sustainable peace are promising, but have not been widely analyzed or practiced. The Water Conflict and Cooperation Working Group, part of ECSP's Navigating Peace initiative, discusses these issues.

UNEP Post-Conflict Assessments: New Tool in Improving the Environment in Post-Conflict Countries

May 25, 2004 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Environmental damage sustained during conflict poses serious health threats to the population and prevents nations from recovering. Pekka Haavisto speaks about the history and role of post-conflict environmental assessments.

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