Nearly 70 percent of water withdrawn in China is for agriculture, while 20 percent is withdrawn to mine, process, and consume coal. By 2020, China’s water use — driven in large part by the 30 percent expected increase in coal-fired power production — will increase dramatically.
Business Insider interviewed CEF Director Jennifer Turner for the article, "Pollution is Costing China's Economy More than $100 Billion a Year."
Some people, communities, and nations are able to weather and rebound from substantial shocks; they are, in a word, resilient. But what exactly does that mean? What characteristics confer resilience, and how can they be cultivated?
Noted population-environment expert Roger-Mark De Souza joins the Wilson Center as Director of Population, Environmental Change, and Security. De Souza will lead programs on reproductive and maternal health, environmental security, and livelihoods, including the Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and the Global Health Initiative.
CEF is proud to announce that we are launching our first interactive infographic – a map of China’s West-East Electricity Transfer Project. The map underscores China’s energy and water imbalances and the looming choke point China faces in terms of water, food, and energy security. The map also illustrates how consumer goods made in China’s factories along its eastern coast are powered by coal and hydropower in the country’s western provinces.
CLOSES JULY 17, 2013: The Environmental Change and Security Program is in search of a Program Associate, Grants Management. The primary function of this position is to assist the Director of PECS in managing the Program’s financial components to include: budgeting, grant administration, contract negotiations and execution; as well as with fundraising efforts such as project proposal and budget development, donor research/outreach and reporting to funders if/when required. Please see the full job opportunity announcement for a complete list of duties and instructions on how to apply.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars today announced the creation of a new program to study the impact of global changes—such as population growth, resource scarcity, urbanization, migration, and economic development—on people’s lives, from their environment and health to their security and economic wellbeing.