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

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Earth Day: Discussing the World's Megatrends and the Responses They Need

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April 22, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
A number of major long term trends (megatrends) will have significant impacts on society. This seminar will look at three major trends and discuss how government, business and civil society can be best prepare and respond to these trends. more
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Event Summary: Climate Change Adaptation, Urban Planning, and the Private Sector in Colombia

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Mar 31, 2015
Summary and materials from the event, "Cambio Climatico y Planificacion Territorio: Casos de Estudio de Adaptacion en Politicas Urabanas y Sector Privado" in Bogota, Colombia. more
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Island Communities: Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

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Mar 27, 2015
While there’s no doubt that rising sea levels and other implications of climate change pose serious threats to island nations, it is also true that such locales have much experience adapting to harsh environments. Roger-Mark De Souza suggests that we can learn from island communities and that they have the potential to be “champions of resilience.” That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW. more

Nudging Our Way towards Energy Efficiency: Psychology, Behavior and the Environment

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April 23, 2015 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Even as society seeks to improve overall energy efficiency, we make individual decisions every day that have a wasteful effect on our energy use, from driving rather than walking short distances to leaving our computers on when not in use. Please join us for a candid discussion about how psychology and behavioral economics can begin to address our most pressing energy and environmental challenges – and how this can potentially improve policy choices in government and beyond. more
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Islands as Champions of Resilience

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March 25, 2015 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Island communities are often reported in policy documents, academic papers, and the media as being “most vulnerable” to climate change and disasters. But how accurate is that assumption? Join three climate change experts for a discussion on reframing island states from victims of climate change to champions of resilience. more

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