The effects of climate change have become increasingly linked to global security issues. The October cover story of Centerpoint looks at how the Environmental Change and Security Program has explored the threats and opportunities posed by the problem of climate change.
This update section is designed to highlight the environment, population, and security activities of foundations, nongovernmental organizations, academic programs, and government offices. It also includes a list of Internet sites and forums which may facilitate research and policy efforts, and a bibliographic guide to the literature.
MAY 2008—ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko Participates in Three Popular Panels
The United Nations and Environmental Security: Recommendations for the Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change
As part of the UN Foundation’s United Nations and Global Security Initiative, the Environmental Change and Security Project invited international experts to provide fresh intellectual insights into environmental security. Complete set of policy briefs.
ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko was recently a guest on The Diane Rehm Show to discuss the just-released U.S. intelligence community assessment of world water security.
Yunnan is a microcosm of the intertwined challenges facing China; climate change, strained water resources, and rising energy and food demand to meet the demands of the world’s largest country are together forming a Choke Point that cannot be ignored. In a striking example of one such growing water-energy-food choke point, Yunnan's Nuozhadu Dam on the Mekong River is located in Pu'er, the epicenter of Yunnan's coffee growing boom. Yunnan's looming threats of drought, dams, development, and deforestation are making the need for sustainable water practices, like those in Starbucks' C.A.F.E. Practices, all the more urgent.
"Environmental Peacemaking" features ECSP issues and contributors.
In Governance as a Trialogue: Government-Society-Science in Transition, Anthony Turton and his co-editors take a hard look at the elements of governance, examining a “trialogue” model that comprises the set of actors and their interactions required to achieve management goals.