The WTO and MEAs are neighbors in the world legal community, and need to better define their relationship so that they can operate in mutual support and harmony, writes William Krist in this policy brief.
Th author addresses issues including migration to urban centers, the immediate environmental and health impacts of urban pollution on developing country cities, and the link between crime and security.
Experts review new publications.
Through a generous grant from the U.S. Institute of Peace, ECSP organized a forum in Hong Kong to provide opportunities for 65 environmentalists and journalists from the three areas of Greater China to discuss improving the capacity of environmental NGOs and the quality of environmental reporting in the region. Part 2 (Chinese).
Countries that are overwhelmed by environmental problems tend to develop political and economic problems, writes Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies.
Special reports: Environmental Degradation and Migration The U.S.-Mexico Case Study, by The Natural Heritage Institute; and Solving China’s Environmental Problems: Policy Options from the Working Group on Environment in U.S.-China Relations, by Aaron Frank.
Experts review new publications (Part 2).
Issue 15: Fishing for Families: Reproductive Health and Integrated Coastal Management in the PhilippinesJul 07, 2011
The Philippines' rapidly rising population has overwhelmed fisheries, bringing grinding poverty and malnutrition to many coastal communities. But a new approach to conservation may save families along with the fish and their habitats, say Joan Castro and Leona D'Agnes.
The author discusses four significant demographic issues in the context of the ecological security framework: population growth, movements, graying, and differential growth.
This article traces the history of conservation efforts in the Brazilian Amazon, and then argues that repeated failure to understand or accommodate the political factors at work in the Amazon undermines efforts to protect the rainforest.