ECSP Report 8

What should have happened at the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development? And, given the Summit's decidedly mixed results, what should happen next? The 2002 issue of the Environmental Change and Security Program Report features 19 commentaries by experts worldwide on the most important issues for Johannesburg and beyond.

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ECSP Report 8

The 2002 issue of the Environmental Change and Security Program Report features 19 commentaries by experts worldwide on the most important issues for the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development and beyond. Complete report.

Commentary: What Is To Be Done At Johannesburg?

Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Sascha Müller-Kraenner, Hans JH Verolme, John W. Sewell, Roger-Mark De Souza, Melinda Kimble, Frederick Meyerson, James D. Nations, Geeta Rao Gupta, Alfred M. Duda, Karin Krchnak, Gordon Binder, Tony Colman, Marian A. L. Miller, Jacob Park, Johnstone Odera Tungani, William Krist, W. Bradnee Chambers, Pamela S. Chasek, and Bharat H. Desai
Table of Contents, Foreword, and Commentaries on Johannesburg.

Population, Poverty, and Vulnerability

George Martine and Jose Miguel Guzman
This article analyzes the relationships between demographic dynamics and Hurricane Mitch in Central America, and extracts from that experience lessons that can help reduce vulnerability to natural disasters in the long run.

Migration, Population Change, and the Rural Environment

Richard E. Bilsborrow
This article considers issues pertaining to the linkages between rural populations, migration from and to rural areas, and the environment, focusing on developing countries in the latter part of the 20th century.

Security and Ecology in the Age of Globalization

Simon Dalby
This article argues that, while the interconnections between the environment and conflict are many and complex, the likelihood of large-scale warfare over renewable resources is small. Nonetheless, environmental difficulties do render many people insecure.

In Defense of Environment and Security Research

Richard Matthew
Since the end of the Cold War, many policymakers and researchers have been rethinking and pushing the boundaries of the definition of security. Perhaps the most extensive and controversial part of this project has been the numerous and varied attempts to identify links among environmental change, conflict, and security.

Fire & Water: Technologies, Institutions, and Social Issues in Arms Control and Transboundary Water-Resource Agreements

Elizabeth L. Chalecki, Peter Gleick, Kelli L. Larson, Arian L. Pregenzer, and Aaron Wolf
A recent workshop highlights the closeness of national security and environmental concerns through explicitly comparing the technologies, institutions, and social issues in two seemingly disparate fields: arms control and transboundary water resources.

ECSP Report 8: Reviews of New Publications

Colin Kahl, James D. Nations, Thomaz G. Costa, J. Ann Tickner, Leslie Johnston, Rodger A. Payne, Simon Dalby, Alexander López, Kimberly Hamilton, Steve Lonergan, Roger-Mark De Souza, Jennifer W. Kaczor, Donald L. Noah, Jonathan A. Patz, Robert Wyman, Elizabeth L. Chalecki, Edmond J. Keller, Matthew R. Auer, Ken Conca, Stacy D. VanDeveer, Mike Brklacich, and Thomas M. Parris
Experts review new publications.

ECSP Report 8: Official Statements

Excerpts from recent official statements in which environment, population, and human security issues are prominently cited in the context of national and security interests.

ECSP Report 8: Meeting Summaries and Organizational Updates

Robert Lalasz and Jennifer W. Kaczor
Summaries of the past year's ECSP meetings and highlights from the environment, population, and security activities of academic programs, foundations, nongovernmental organizations, government offices, and intergovernmental organizations.

ECSP Report 8: Bibliography

Literature that has come to the attention of ECSP in the past year on population, environmental change, and security issues.

Experts & Staff