Overuse of natural resources and degradation of ecosystems play an important role in increasing human vulnerability, undermining livelihoods and human wellbeing, creating instability, and potentially generating or exacerbating violent conflict, according to the policy brief by Michael Renner and Hilary French.
AUGUST 2005--During the Chautauqua Institution's "Why Geography Matters" lecture series, Dr. Jennifer Turner-—coordinator of the China Environment Forum—-spoke to an audience of 2,000 on the domestic, regional, and global implications of ecological destruction in western China. Read the article published in the Chautauquan Daily.
The Greening of the U.S. Military: Environmental Policy, National Security, and Organizational Change
The Greening of the U.S. Military: Environmental Policy, National Security, and Organizational Change is a carefully constructed and well-organized account of the regulation of environmental issues within the Department of Defense and the armed services.
Interviews with Sandra Postel, Jeffrey McKee, John Sewell, and Fred Meyerson
JULY 2008—Former U.S. Government Officials Offer Valuable Perspectives on Evolution of U.S. Environmental Security Efforts
In the wake of triple-digit heat and the sixth worst drought on record, many are wondering if this is what climate change feels like. With predictions suggesting this may be the new normal, we are also left to wonder about how prepared we are for increasingly extreme weather. Geoff Dabelko, Director of the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program, provides some perspective.
This essay asks whether and if so how the United States might employ new understandings of security in the management of Arctic waters issues, and in responding even more particularly to the prospect of intensified use of Russia’s Northern Sea Route.
MAY 2007 - China Export Import Bank, featured in CEF's March meeting, releases their environmental policy to the internet
This report draws from the dialogue and seminar papers shared at a January 2010 meeting co-hosted by the Wilson Center and the Fetzer Institute to explore the affect of globalization on natural resource issues such as water on local, national, and international levels. Examining the effect of environmental peacebuilding on communities, the discussion explored how governments, NGOs, the private sector, and other interested parties can generate positive outcomes while minimizing negative ones.