ECSP Report 10

To celebrate its tenth anniversary, the 10th edition of the newly redesigned ECSP Report asked top thinkers to identify the next steps for environment, population, and security. The only forum dedicated to showcasing environmental security, it also features papers commissioned for the High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change, and a special report on population, development, and environment in Ethiopia.

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ECSP Report 10

To celebrate its tenth anniversary, the 10th edition of the newly redesigned ECSP Report asked top thinkers to identify the next steps for environment, population, and security. Complete report.

ECSP Report 10: Introduction

Geoffrey D. Dabelko
To celebrate its tenth anniversary, the 10th edition of the newly redesigned ECSP Report asked top thinkers to identify the next steps for environment, population, and security. Table of Contents and Foreword.

From Planting Trees to Making Peace: The Next Steps for Environment, Population, and Security

Complete set of commentaries on the future of environmental security by Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Jared Diamond, Margaret Brusasco-Mackenzie, Erika Weinthal, Richard Cincotta, Roger-Mark De Souza, Richard Matthew, and Bryan McDonald.

The Next Steps for Environment, Population, and Security: Introduction

Geoffrey D. Dabelko
ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko introduces commentary on the future of environmental security.

Environment, Population, and Health: Strategies for a More Secure World

Jared Diamond
Countries that are overwhelmed by environmental problems tend to develop political and economic problems, writes Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies.

Environmental Security: A View from Europe

Margaret Brusasco-Mackenzie
We must reinvigorate the comprehensive—and reject the exclusively militaristic—definition of security, Margaret Brusasco-Mackenzie warns.

From Environmental Peacemaking to Environmental Peacekeeping

Erika Weinthal
While it is still not clear if environmental cooperation can lead directly to peace, we should explore the environment’s potential as a peacemaking tool in this increasingly unstable and conflictual world, writes Erika Weinthal.

Demographic Security Comes of Age

Richard Cincotta
Richard Cincotta highlights the role of demographic transition within a nuanced understanding of demographic security issues.

An Agenda for Population, Health, and Environment

Roger-Mark De Souza
Roger-Mark De Souza's article explores population, health, and environment (PHE) connections, identifying accomplishments, current challenges, and priorities.

Networks of Threat and Vulnerability: Lessons from Environmental Security Research

Richard Matthew and Bryan McDonald
Environmental security scholarship provides important theoretical and methodological underpinnings for the embryonic field examining threat networks, write Richard Matthew and Bryan McDonald.

Special Report: Population, Development, and Environment in Ethiopia

Sahlu Haile
The key to achieving sustainable growth in Ethiopia lies in reducing the rate of population growth, managing the environment, and building the platform for development, writes Sahlu Haile.

The United Nations and Environmental Security: Recommendations for the Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change

As part of the UN Foundation’s United Nations and Global Security Initiative, the Environmental Change and Security Project invited international experts to provide fresh intellectual insights into environmental security. Complete set of policy briefs.

Linkages Between Environment, Population, and Development

Michael Renner and Hilary French
Overuse of natural resources and degradation of ecosystems play an important role in increasing human vulnerability, undermining livelihoods and human wellbeing, creating instability, and potentially generating or exacerbating violent conflict, according to the policy brief by Michael Renner and Hilary French.

Water, Conflict, and Cooperation

Alexander Carius, Geoffrey D. Dabelko, and Aaron Wolf
The UN system and its partners have ripe opportunities to capitalize on water’s cooperation promise while undercutting its conflict potential, write Alexander Carius, Geoffrey Dabelko, and Aaron Wolf in their policy brief.

The Security Implications of Climate Change for the UN System

Joshua Busby and Nigel Purvis
The policy brief explores the security implications of climate change, and provides policy recommendations for strengthening the United Nations’ capacity to respond to climate-related security threats.

ECSP Report 10: Reviews of New Publications

Jack A. Goldstone, Barbara Seligman, Jon Barnett, Dennis Pirages, Frederick Meyerson, Navroz K. Dubash, Evan Vlachos, Andrew Price-Smith, Eckhard Kleinau, William Mansfield, and Annika Kramer
Experts review new publications.

dotPOP: Online Resources for Population Data

Jennifer W. Kaczor
A compilation of key online resources for data on population.

Upcoming Events

Experts & Staff

  • Roger-Mark De Souza // Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience, Wilson Center
  • Sandeep Bathala // Senior Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Katharine Diamond // Program Assistant, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Benjamin Dills // Program Assistant, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Lauren Herzer // Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • John Thon Majok // Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Schuyler Null // Web Editor and Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Meaghan Parker // Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Sean Peoples // Multimedia Producer and Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Geoffrey D. Dabelko // Senior Advisor, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Ruth Greenspan Bell // Public Policy Scholar
  • William Krist // Senior Policy Scholar
  • Louise Lief // Public Policy Scholar
  • John W. Sewell // Senior Scholar