Governments and militaries are coming to recognize the security risks posed by high population growth rates, which often correlate with poverty, poor governance, and conflict.
DECEMBER 2008—Review of National Intelligence Council Report Calls for U.S. Leadership
DECEMBER 2008—Latest ECSP Report Covers New Security Issues: Environment, Population, and Health
DECEMBER 2008—"Connecting Sustainability and Health" Lecture Series Features Dabelko
Arid yet dependent upon agriculture, Pakistan is experiencing a potentially devastating water crisis. An expert panel assembled by the Wilson Center's Asia Program presented the different facets of the crisis, from scarcity to sanitation to inefficient usage, and examined possible responses.
NOVEMBER 2008—The Environmental Change and Security Program's blog, New Security Beat, has won a 2008 Global Media Award for Excellence in Population Reporting in the category of "Best Online Commentary." The project—which features analysis, podcasts, and video—joins a roster of winners that includes Reuters, CNN, and the BBC.
NOVEMBER 2008—Vancouver Conference Features "Poverty, Population Growth, and Consumerism" Theme
Close Quarters: Population-Climate Panel Draws Crowd at Society of Environmental Journalists' Annual ConferenceOct 23, 2008
OCTOBER 2008—Panel Is Unique in Focusing on Population
OCTOBER 2008—In a new paper, A Memo to the Next President, Senior Scholar John W. Sewell and Karin Bencala advise the next U.S. president to bring the nation's international development efforts into sharper focus.
The United States has a golden opportunity right now to regain its standing in the world by taking the lead on the world's biggest problems: climate change, population growth, rising energy demand, and biodiversity loss. It also has the best chance of succeeding, says Thomas Friedman in his new book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded.