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Environmental Change and Security Program

The Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) explores the connections between environmental change, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy.

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New Security Beat

The blog of the Environmental Change and Security Program

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More from the Environmental Change and Security Program

  • The Wilson Center’s Africa in Transition series, co-sponsored by the Population Institute, focuses on how often overlooked population trends—fertility, maternal mortality, migration, urbanization—shape sub-Saharan Africa’s chances for prosperity, health, and security.

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  • 50 years, $400 billion, and a global pandemic later – water, sanitation and hygiene define a moment in human history. WASH Within Reach is a series on the global status of universal access to water, sanitation, and hygiene produced through a collaboration between Circle of Blue and the Wilson Center.

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  • In partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, the Wilson Center has developed a framework to improve predictive capabilities for the security risks posed by a changing climate. Through private and public convenings with key analysts and decision-makers from across relevant U.S. government agencies and additional related organizations, the project has explored different country and regional case studies to better understand the compound risks posed by climate change and identify entry points for action.

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“...the mere presence of conflict should not be conflated with maladaptation. The question is whether this conflict…