Below are excerpts from recent official statements in which environment and population issues are prominently cited in the context of security and national interests.
MEDIA ADVISORY: More or Less?: Two Population Experts Present Conflicting Accounts of Family Planning at Wilson Center
APRIL 2008—Matthew Connelly, Robert Engelman Discuss History of Population, Family Planning
ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko introduces commentary on the future of environmental security.
The New Security Beat, ECSP’s blog, was launched in January 2007 to shed light on some of today’s broader security issues, including water scarcity, environmental degradation, and population growth. The posts below are selected highlights from the first year.
AUGUST 2007—Stockholm Conference Attendees Dive Into Governance Challenges, Integrated Ecosystem Services, Effects of Climate Change
Paper contribution to January 2010 seminar on environmental peacebuilding.
Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, the United Kingdom's Climate Security Envoy, writes about the similarities between UK and U.S. perspectives on the national security implications of climate change in a piece also published on the Environmental Change and Security Program's blog, New Security Beat.