Paper contribution to January 2010 seminar on environmental peacebuilding.
Robert Engelman analyzes the human and environmental impact of population growth, particularly in the context of Niger and Kenya.
Below are excerpts from recent official statements in which environment and population issues are prominently cited in the context of security and national interests.
This paper looks at the key objectives of the least-developed countries in multilateral trade negotiations, as well as of developing countries broadly, since understanding the least-developed countries’ objectives is a critical step to restarting the stalled negotiations.
John Oldfield reviews small-scale and rural water, sanitation, and hygiene projects, including lessons learned, case studies, and a brief discussion of breakthrough practices.
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.
Event summary for Navigating Peace: Generating New Thinking about Water.
In the 1996 issue of ECSP's annual report, Miriam R. Lowi writes about water disputes in the Middle East; Dennis Pirages explores "microsecurity"; and Thomas Homer-Dixon discusses findings from a project on environment, population, and security. Complete report.
ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko introduces commentary on the future of environmental security.
In this article, the authors examine the post–Cold War pattern of conflict with a focus on the role of agriculture.