A report from a March 2009 conference that discussed four topics: Trade and Financial Development, Climate Change and Natural Disasters, Security Issues for the Caribbean, and U.S.-Cuba-CARICOM Relations.
Environmental security scholarship provides important theoretical and methodological underpinnings for the embryonic field examining threat networks, write Richard Matthew and Bryan McDonald.
Experts review new publications.
ECSP invited Homer-Dixon, Peluso, and Watts to engage in a dialogue about Violent Environments, as well as the future of environmental security research.
Excerpts from recent official statements in which environment and population issues are prominently cited in the context of security and national interests.
The United States and China together produce almost 40 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions that now threaten to alter the global climate. Any successful global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will therefore require the direct support and participation of both countries.
The 13th issue of the Environmental Change and Security Program Report details the non-traditional security threats and opportunities facing the world today. Cover and Table of Contents.
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 1 (Chinese).
The journal Political Geography has devoted an entire issue to exploring the links between climate change and violent conflict.
Overuse of natural resources and degradation of ecosystems play an important role in increasing human vulnerability, undermining livelihoods and human wellbeing, creating instability, and potentially generating or exacerbating violent conflict, according to the policy brief by Michael Renner and Hilary French.