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“Broken Landscape” Wins Environmental Reporting Award From Society of Environmental Journalists

 WASHINGTON – Broken Landscape has been awarded an Honorable Mention in the category of Outstanding Feature Story by the Society of Environmental Journalists' Awards for Reporting on the Environment.

A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks

A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks is an independent report commissioned by members of the G7 and authored jointly by the Wilson Center, adelphi, International Alert, and the European Union Institute for Security Studies. The report identifies seven compound climate-fragility risks that pose serious threats to the stability of states and societies in the decades ahead.

Global Trends in the Next Decade: Implications for U.S. National Security, Diplomacy, and Development

The world is more connected than ever before, but also more complex. Big, transnational trends like climate change, urbanization, and migration are changing the calculus of geopolitics, while local-level inequalities persist. “[Change] seems to be spinning around us so fast,” said John Hempelmann, president of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, which honors the legacy of the late senator from Washington State. How can today’s and tomorrow’s leaders adjust to global trends?

The Sahel Beyond the Headlines: Population, Environment, and Security Dynamics

Between the Sahara to the north and savanna to the south lies the semi-arid Sahel, a region stretching from Senegal to Sudan that has experienced desperate poverty, climate change, malnutrition, and violence. While every context is different, the Sahelian countries share some common challenges, including a pattern of recurring crises and fluid borders. Boko Haram’s reign of terror in northern Nigeria and Mali’s coup have both had cross-border components.

Panel Discussion of "Under the Dome"

 

How Was This Allowed to Happen?
China’s Pollution Catastrophe and the Unlikely Film That is Forcing the Nation to Pay Attention

Key Takeaways

Resilience for Peace: A New Agenda

As “resilience” builds as a theme for the development community, a few key concepts are rising to the top of the conversation.

Scaling the Mountain: Women, Health, and the Environment in Nepal

From the mountains and foothills of the Himalayas to the Terai plains, climate change is rapidly changing life in Nepal. Many communities however, are not strangers to environmental stress; for decades, rapid population growth alongside agriculture and fuelwood collection have degraded land and diminished forests.

Environmental Change and Security: A Look Back and Ahead With the Founder

For 20 years, the Environmental Change and Security Program has brought together a wide range of communities that do not always interact with one another to create new connections and discuss some of the most critical challenges facing the world today. We recently spoke with the program’s founding director, P.J. Simmons, and asked him to provide both a history lesson and a look forward.

About P.J. Simmons

What’s Next? Celebrating 20 Years of the Environmental Change and Security Program

Global crises like the Ebola outbreak force us to consider what “security” really means, said Sharon Burke, senior advisor for the New America Foundation. “Is security getting our kids to school and food on the table…or are you talking about military security and defense threats that require a weapon to counter?”

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