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

Extreme Realities: Severe Weather, Climate Change, and Our National Security [Screening]

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November 06, 2014 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Over the past year, the defense and intelligence communities have issued a slew of reports making it clear that climate change is here and having real impacts on national security. In a new documentary narrated by Matt Damon, Extreme Realities: Severe Weather, Climate Change, and Our National Security, producers Marilyn and Hal Weiner talk with experts like former CIA Director James Woolsey about climate change, how it could impact national security, and what policymakers can do about it. more
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Bridging the Gap: A Conversation About Family Planning and Climate Change

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October 28, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Rapid population growth can be a contributing factor to both greenhouse gas emissions and vulnerability to climate stresses. The Population Reference Bureau and Worldwatch Institute formed an international Population Dynamics and Climate-Compatible Development Expert Working Group to identify policy opportunities to increase investment in family planning in climate-sensitive development initiatives. Join us for a presentation about the working group’s report and discussion with select working group members. more

FAPESP-U.S. Collaborative Research on the Amazon

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October 28, 2014 // 8:30am5:30pm
Join the Brazil Institute, FAPESP and the DOE for an all day symposium on collaborative research projects led by scientists in the state of São Paulo, Brazil and in the U.S. targeting the discovery of new science about the Amazon. more
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World Population and Human Capital in the Twenty-first Century (Book Launch)

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October 23, 2014 // 10:00am12:00pm
'World Population and Human Capital in the Twenty-first Century' seeks to provide the top-level insights and detailed projections that policymakers and researchers need to make decisions supporting sustainable development in the 21st century. This book is the culmination of an international effort of more than 550 population experts, led by researchers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and the Wittgenstein Centre in Vienna. It provides multi-dimensional projections of age, gender, and education distributions for 195 countries through the year 2100. more
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Building Peace Over Water in the Lower Jordan Valley: A Sister Cities Coalition

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October 17, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Since its launch in 2001, EcoPeace / Friends of the Earth Middle East's Good Water Neighbors project (GWN) has brought together Palestinian, Israeli, and Jordanian youth, adults, and municipal representatives to cooperate over transboundary water resources and jointly advance sustainable development in the region - most notably in the Lower Jordan Valley. EcoPeace / Friends of the Earth Middle East has recently partnered with Sister Cities International (SCI) and Citizen Diplomacy Initiatives (CDI) to create sister city partnerships between American cities and the partnering communities of the GWN project. These new partnerships will build on the previous successes of GWN to create and empower a broad, international citizen coalition for peace in the region. more

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