This article traces the history of conservation efforts in the Brazilian Amazon, and then argues that repeated failure to understand or accommodate the political factors at work in the Amazon undermines efforts to protect the rainforest.
APRIL 2006--ECSP Director Speaks at Town Hall Meeting; Written Comments Due April 30
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.
ECSP will screen four documentaries as part of the 2004 Environmental Film Festival in Washington, D.C.
Through a generous grant from the U.S. Institute of Peace, ECSP organized a forum in Hong Kong to provide opportunities for 65 environmentalists and journalists from the three areas of Greater China to discuss improving the capacity of environmental NGOs and the quality of environmental reporting in the region. Part 1 (Chinese).
APRIL 2009—New Report Demonstrates Family Planning Helps Environment
ECSP draws upon Wilson Center speakers and fellows, past and present, to comment on trade and the environment in the wake of Seattle.
Across East Africa, innovative development programs are integrating family planning and health services, natural resource management, and the creation of sustainable livelihoods. A recent conference held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, explored the benefits, challenges, and opportunities associated with these integrated programs.
Severe weather often makes headlines but longer-term trends in climate science often receive little, if any, media attention. This cover story from the October issue of Centerpoint explores some of the reasons, based on an environmental conference that took place at the Center over the summer.