Environmental Security

“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.

Oakland’s Web of Waters Shapes New Economy, Civic Energy

Roger-Mark De Souza on Resilience and the UN Climate Talks

Roger-Mark De Souza was quoted alongside UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Robert Redford in an Inter-Press Service article on this year's climate talks in Paris. IPS turned to De Souza to learn more about how resilience should factor into the negotiations. "I am pleased to see the discussion of resilience at the high level discussion on climate change at the U.N. today," De Souza said, noting three key interventions that could bolster resilience and minimize climate fragility risks.

Infographic: Water Scarcity and Energy Development in Northern Mexico

 

Nightmare Scenarios

Back in 2011, the American actor George Clooney recalled asking Barack Obama to identify the one thing that kept him up at night.

“Pakistan,” replied the US president.

Obama did not elaborate. We can assume, however, that he was alluding to the various nightmare scenarios that spooked Washington officialdom back then, including loose nukes and state disintegration.

Water Scarcity Could Deter Energy Developers From Crossing Border Into Northern Mexico

Before world oil prices collapsed late last year, shop owners closest to the banks of the Rio Grande River in Piedras Negras joked that they could hear the groans of Texas drilling rigs advancing toward the

World Population Day 2015: Demographic Resilience

As events and discussions centered around World Population Day 2015 begin and continue, we spoke with the Wilson Center’s Roger-Mark De Souza about the concept of “demographic resilience.” Is a younger population more prone to conflict and instability? And what other contextual factors weigh in to the equation? He explains the meaning of “demographic resilience, and offers thoughts on its usefulness as a lens through which to view and assess the overall health of a community. That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.

A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks (Report Launch)

As momentum builds towards the negotiation of the Sustainable Development Goals and UN climate change summit later this year, the G7 countries – France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada, the UK, and the United States – have made a strong statement about the importance of climate security risks. A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risksan independent report commissioned by G7 foreign ministers and authored by a consortium of international organizations including the Wilson Center, analyzes the secur

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.

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