Starting in October 2008, CEF and ECSP were charged by the U.S. Agency for International Development with investigating Asia's most serious environmental challenges. This report, focused mainly on Southeast Asia, identifies global trends impacting the environment, and highlights opportunities for USAID and other donors to improve environmental protection.
Call for Papers and Posters: "Global Environmental Change, Globalization, and International Security: New Challenges for the 21st Century"
Open meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change research community scheduled for October 9-13 in Bonn, Germany
The international community must build and sustain cooperation in a changing multilateral world—a world in which the categories of First and Third World no longer apply, said World Bank President Robert Zoellick. At a Director's Forum at the Wilson Center on April 14, Zoellick said dealing with the wide range of intensifying global challenges requires adapting to an ever-changing global economic environment.
The Spring 2003 issue of ECSP's newletter includes articles by Eckhard Kleinau and Jennifer Talbot on integrated indicators for population-environment programs and Anthony Kolb on population dynamics in the environmentally disastrous Aral Sea region.
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 2 (Chinese).
MEDIA ADVISORY: UNEP's Achim Steiner Launches Africa: Atlas of Our Changing Environment in Washington, DC, at Woodrow Wilson Center
JUNE 2008—Striking Satellite Photos Document Rapid Environmental Change
The recent publication of a host of significant material on environment, population, and conflict linkages dictated a special commentary section to supplement the lengthy book reviews provided in this 2000 issue of the ECSP Report.
APRIL 2007 - CEF's Coordinator Jennifer Turner Quoted in VOA Story on China's Growing Illegal Timber Exports
Oil spills, water shortages, earthquakes, and desertification are only some of the potential environmental threats to the Persian Gulf region’s security, but multilateral and regional efforts to address these problems could help build bridges between nations, writes Rear Admiral John F. Sigler, USN (Ret.).