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Chapter Three: Early Warning and Assessment of Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation

Marc Levy and Patrick Philippe Meier recommend that assessments and early warning systems integrate environmental variables more completely and effectively. The authors assert that the international system has little capacity to monitor and assess conflict and cooperation on environmental issues.

PECS News Issue 7 (Fall 2002)

PECS News Issue 7 contents include:

Burning the Bridge to the 21st Century: The End of the Era of Integrated Conferences? - Frederick A.B. Meyerson

Report From Johannesburg: Wither Population, Environmental Change, and Security? - Geoff Dabelko

HIV/AIDS in the Ranks: Responding to AIDS in African Militaries (Event Summary)

The World’s Water: Crisis and Opportunity in the New Century with Peter Gleick (Event Summary)

An Integral Approach to Implementing Population-Environment Programs in the Andes Region of Peru - Besem Obenson

PECS News Issue 6 (Spring 2002)

PECS News Issue 6 contents include:

The Road to Johannesburg: Setting the Agenda for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Event Summary)

Does Population Matter? New Research on Population Change and Economic Development (Event Summary)

U.S. Foreign Policy and Global Health: Addressing Issues of Humanitarian Aid and Political Instability (Event Summary)

Supporting Livelihood and Food Security in Coastal Philippine Communities through Population-Environment Programming - Robert Layng

The WTO and MEAs: Time for a Good Neighbor Policy

Potential and unnecessary conflicts loom between the international trade rules in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the international environmental rules in the Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs). These two important bodies of international law have different objectives and have evolved separately, without regard to one another. They also operate in very different ways.

Making Doha a Developmental Round: What do the Developing Countries Want?

Multilateral trade negotiations that started two years ago in Doha stalled on September 14, 2003, in Cancun, Mexico. This impasse raises serious questions of whether or not trade can become an engine to boost development in the world’s poorest countries. Success in these negotiations is critical for the world’s least-developed countries. What is not understood is that successfully meeting the least-developed countries’ demands is also important to the United States and other developed countries.

AIDS Orphans in Africa: Building an Urban Response

Published in Johannesburg, South Africa in February, 2001

Contents:
-Forward by Steven Friedman
-"The Urban Impact", Mary Crewe and Karen Michael
-"The Role and Capacity of Local Government", Maria Elena Ducci and Sibongiseni Dhlomo
-"The Role of National Government in Supporting Local Government", Gugu Molloi and Samson James Opolot
-"The Way Forward", Cathy Mbeki, Rebecca Black and Shan Naidu
-Wrap-up, Earl Kessler
-Closing Remarks, Gilbert Khadiagala

Enough! Emerging U.S. and African Leadership on Food Security

"Looking into the eyes of someone dying of hunger becomes the disease of the soul," remarked Roger Thurow, one of the authors of Enough! Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty. On Wednesday, July 29, Thurow was joined by co-author and fellow Wall Street Journal Reporter Scott Kilman, as well as Franklin Moore of the US Agency for International Development's Africa Bureau and Ambassador Bockari Stevens, the Ambassador of Sierra Leone to the United States, for an engaging presentation and discussion centered on food security and agricultural development in Africa.

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