Climate Publications

Commentary: Trade and the Environment After Seattle

Jul 07, 2011
ECSP draws upon Wilson Center speakers and fellows, past and present, to comment on trade and the environment in the wake of Seattle.

Climate Action in the United States and China (English)

Jul 07, 2011
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.

Political Geography: Special Issue on Climate Change and Conflict

Jul 07, 2011
The journal Political Geography has devoted an entire issue to exploring the links between climate change and violent conflict.

Hong Kong Conference Report: Section 6 (English)

Jul 07, 2011
Section 6 features the work of various environmental NGOs in mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

U.S. Military and Environmental Security in the Gulf Region

Jul 07, 2011
Oil spills, water shortages, earthquakes, and desertification are only some of the potential environmental threats to the Persian Gulf region’s security, but multilateral and regional efforts to address these problems could help build bridges between nations, writes Rear Admiral John F. Sigler, USN (Ret.).

The United Nations and Environmental Security: Recommendations for the Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change

Jul 07, 2011
As part of the UN Foundation’s United Nations and Global Security Initiative, the Environmental Change and Security Project invited international experts to provide fresh intellectual insights into environmental security. Complete set of policy briefs.

Issue 21: Population, Health, and Environment in Ethiopia

Jul 07, 2011
Severely eroded and deforested, Ethiopia's land is increasingly turning to desert, due to the country's high population growth, unsustainable land use, and lack of land ownership. Featuring footage from Sean Peoples' trip to Ethiopia last year, this video looks at the efforts of two projects to address the country's complex challenges with integrated solutions.

ECSP Report 8

Jul 07, 2011
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.

An Ethical Approach to Population and Climate Change

Jul 07, 2011
As interest in the relationship between global population growth and climate change grows, Suzanne Petroni calls for "a thoughtful and deliberative dialogue around voluntary family planning's contribution to mitigating climate change."

Why Environmental Transformation Causes Violence: A Synthesis

Jul 07, 2011
Correlations between transformation of societal-nature relationships and violent conflict are numerous. This analysis will examine the critical role of transformation regarding causation of environmental conflicts in certain areas of developing countries.

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