The United Nations and Environmental Security: Recommendations for the Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and ChangeJul 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.
The International Conference on Population and Development, held in Cairo in September 1994, forged a broad new consensus on the international community’s approach to population issues. Over three years after the conference, it is timely to explore the U.S. response to the conference and to the challenges posed by the new consensus.
Using geo-referenced data, Clionadh Raleigh and Henrik Urdal find that population growth and density are related to increased civil conflict, but that demographic and environmental factors are generally outweighed by political and economic ones.
Includes feature articles, a debate about environment and security scholarship, and excerpts from official statements and documents.
ECSP Report 12 analyzes conflicts over natural resources, which are increasingly depleted by population growth, environmental degradation, poverty, and over-consumption. Complete report.
Urdal's analysis finds that population growth, land scarcity, and urbanization do not greatly influence patterns of war and peace, with a few exceptions.
To celebrate its tenth anniversary, the 10th edition of the newly redesigned ECSP Report asked top thinkers to identify the next steps for environment, population, and security. Complete report.
Pakistan's population is young, fast-growing, and rapidly urbanizing. This new book, edited by program associate Michael Kugelman and program director Robert M. Hathaway, examines how the country can harness the promise of a population often viewed as a hindrance to prosperity and threat to stability.
Evolving Demographic and Human-Capital Trends in Mexico and Central America and Their Implications For Regional MigrationMay 01, 2011
As the US labor force became better educated, fewer native workers accepted many of the low-wage but essential jobs at the bottom of the labor market. These changes in the United States coincided with a population boom in Mexico and Central America that resulted in a near tripling of the region's population. Economic growth was unable to keep pace with demographic change, however, and many of the region's youth sought opportunities in the United States.
Asia Program Special Report No. 145 by Philip A. Kuhn, Sarah L. Friedman, Vanessa L. Fong, and Kenneth J. Guest. Edited by Bryce Wakefield.