Environment Publications

Our Shared Future: Environmental Pathways to Peace

Aug 25, 2011
This report draws from the dialogue and seminar papers shared at a January 2010 meeting co-hosted by the Wilson Center and the Fetzer Institute to explore the affect of globalization on natural resource issues such as water on local, national, and international levels. Examining the effect of environmental peacebuilding on communities, the discussion explored how governments, NGOs, the private sector, and other interested parties can generate positive outcomes while minimizing negative ones.

"Rebuilding the American Food System—One Heirloom Tomato at A Time"

Aug 19, 2011
A new U.S. Studies publication examining the challenges and trends in the American food system

Issue 23: To Live With the Sea: Reproductive Health Care and Marine Conservation in Madagascar

Jul 12, 2011
Blue Ventures' Vik Mohan, Rebecca Hill, and Alasdair Harris argue that their integrated approach, which combines reproductive health with conservation measures in Madagascar, offers communities--and the marine environment on which they depend--the best possible chances of survival.

Issue 22: Coffee and Community: Combining Agribusiness and Health in Rwanda

Jul 12, 2011
Author Irene Kitzantides describes the SPREAD Project's integration of agribusiness development with community health care and education, including family planning, in Rwanda.

Speaking Truth to Silence: There's Still a Place for the Demographic Case

Jul 07, 2011
Robert Engelman analyzes the human and environmental impact of population growth, particularly in the context of Niger and Kenya.

ECSP Report 6: Official Statements

Jul 07, 2011
Below are excerpts from recent official statements in which environment and population issues are prominently cited in the context of security and national interests.

Finding the Source: The Coming Freshwater Crisis is Already Here

Jul 07, 2011
Fresh water is emerging as the most critical resource issue facing humanity. While the supply of fresh water is limited, both the world’s population and demand for the resource continues to expand rapidly.

Community-Based Approaches to Water and Sanitation: A Survey of Best, Worst, and Emerging Practices

Jul 07, 2011
John Oldfield reviews small-scale and rural water, sanitation, and hygiene projects, including lessons learned, case studies, and a brief discussion of breakthrough practices.

Beyond Disasters: Creating Opportunities for Peace

Jul 07, 2011
Beyond Disasters: Creating Opportunities for Peace examines the impact of natural disasters on conflicts by analyzing the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the 2005 earthquake in Kashmir.

Event Summary: Navigating Peace

Jul 07, 2011
Event summary for Navigating Peace: Generating New Thinking about Water.

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