7 Billion People, One Planet
There was a time when predictions of “overpopulation” and books like The Population Bomb dominated discussions of environmental concerns. But in an era of climate change, how we think and talk about population and where it sits on the list of environmental concerns is changing.
On the eve of World Population Day 2014, Roger-Mark De Souza, director of population, environmental security, and resilience for the Wilson Center discusses the latest thinking on population issues.
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) explores the connections between environmental, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy. Read more
Global Risk and Resilience Program
The Global Risk and Resilience Program (GRRP) seeks to support the development of inclusive, resilient networks in local communities facing global change. By providing a platform for sharing lessons, mapping knowledge, and linking people and ideas, GRRP and its affiliated programs empower policymakers, practitioners, and community members to participate in the global dialogue on sustainability and resilience. Empowered communities are better able to develop flexible, diverse, and equitable networks of resilience that can improve their health, preserve their natural resources, and build peace between people in a changing world. Read more