The challenges for cities in the coming century will be many, but accounting for swelling numbers of new residents – due to more open avenues of communication and flows of goods, economic opportunity, population growth, and potential climate change-induced displacement – is perhaps the biggest.
This week at the Wilson Center, Secretary Tommy G. Thompson announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will distribute pioneering interactive women's health books throughout Afghanistan this year. Built with the LeapPad learning system technology, the books are aimed especially at helping Afghan women who cannot read or write. The secretary's speech is available here. Video to come soon.
This report examines key aspects and issues of North American politics and policymaking related to climate change. Edited By Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer.
OCTOBER 2007—Selection Calls Attention to Links Between Environment, Security
Environmental and social factors are generating high levels of conflict and insecurity in Northern Pakistan.
JUNE 2006--Article Addresses Influence of Siltation on Dam's Life Span
Gib Clarke argues that the population-health-environment (PHE) community must solidify its research base, reach out to new partners, and push for flexible funding and programming. In addition, he writes that PHE programs should add livelihoods as a critical element.
Reaping the Divided, a new publication from the Asia Program, looks at Pakistan's population problems and opportunities.
Paper contribution to January 2010 seminar on environmental peacebuilding.