About the Environmental Change and Security Program

Since 1994, the Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) has explored the connections among environmental, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy. more



Healthy People, Healthy Environment: Integrated Development in Tanzania is the first in a series of short films produced by ECSP exploring population, health, and environment (PHE) projects around the world. For more information, please visit newsecuritybeat.org/healthypeople.

The Latest from the Environmental Change and Security Program

National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change

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May 15, 2014 // 1:00pm2:30pm
The Wilson Center and CNA Corporation invite you to attend the launch of an update to the seminal 2007 report, 'National Security and the Threat of Climate Change,' from CNA’s Military Advisory Board. more

Strengthening the Field: The Role of Demography in Responding to Climate Change

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May 14, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
A strong call for action has been issued with the newly released 5th IPCC report, which illustrates the high environmental and security risks imposed by climate change. Join us in a discussion with leading researchers to identify the critical questions and gaps in understanding what needs to be addressed, and how a population perspective can contribute to the development of effective adaptation strategies in Africa. more
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Increasing Resilience to Climate Change

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April 23, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
On April 23, the Managing the Planet series will bring together a panel to discuss efforts to increase resilience for both natural and human systems. more
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Aging and Security: What Can Governments Do About Falling Birth Rates?

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April 17, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Through historical case studies of Sweden, France, Italy, Japan, and Singapore, "The Other Population Crisis" explores the motivations, politics, programming, and consequences of national efforts to promote higher birthrates. more

Odessa: Ukrainian port that inspired big dreams

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Apr 16, 2014
Tensions have been rising in many corners of Ukraine as the threat of a Russian intervention looms. Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odessa is one such corner of dispute between Moscow and Kiev, where macro-battles have been transformed into a seemingly endless chain of micro-conflicts. more

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