"Water is quickly replacing oil as our most valuable natural resource," said Diane Rehm leading into the show. ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko joined Julia Bucknall of the World Bank and author and journalist Steve Solomon to discuss water scarcity, public health, national security, and the global economy.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discusses the historic U.S. health reform effort, saying "The costs of doing nothing are extraordinary." She also discussed global health challenges at the first Board of Trustees dinner of 2010.
Using recent publications written by ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko, the Autumn 2009 Wilson Quarterly explores the growing links between climate change and security; and the pitfalls of "hyperbole and exaggeration" that may follow.
DECEMBER 2009--ECSP is participating the PHE Toolkit, the latest initiative of USAID's BALANCED Project
OCTOBER 2009--ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko speaks at UN General Assembly special event, urging UN and member states to adopt a comprehensive institutional approach to climate's security threats.
Climate change poses fundamental economic, agricultural, political and security challenges to the United States, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton. The clock is running, and the world needs to act on what is perhaps the most complex item to ever appear on the international agenda.
The scientists and policymakers working to protect the planet may have overlooked one of the easiest, cheapest ways to reduce carbon emissions: contraception.
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.
SEPTEMBER 2009- The Woodrow Wilson Center's ECSP and China Environment Forum received a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to investigate Asia's most serious environmental challenges by bringing together global experts to hold discussions that will enable us to identify trends and opportunities to improve Asia's future environment. The report is now available online.
SEPTEMBER 2009--Pakistan, already plagued by widespread water shortages, is expected to become water-scarce by 2035--though some experts project this may happen as soon as 2020, if not earlier. This new publication examines Pakistan's water pressures, focusing on both rural and urban angles, and suggests ways forward.