Environmental Security Publications
While it is still not clear if environmental cooperation can lead directly to peace, we should explore the environment’s potential as a peacemaking tool in this increasingly unstable and conflictual world, writes Erika Weinthal.
Special reports: Environmental Degradation and Migration The U.S.-Mexico Case Study, by The Natural Heritage Institute; and Solving China’s Environmental Problems: Policy Options from the Working Group on Environment in U.S.-China Relations, by Aaron Frank.
The journal Political Geography has devoted an entire issue to exploring the links between climate change and violent conflict.
This article traces the history of conservation efforts in the Brazilian Amazon, and then argues that repeated failure to understand or accommodate the political factors at work in the Amazon undermines efforts to protect the rainforest.
Experts review new publications.
This essay asks whether and if so how the United States might employ new understandings of security in the management of Arctic waters issues, and in responding even more particularly to the prospect of intensified use of Russia’s Northern Sea Route.
Confiscation and extraction of natural resources made war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo “a very lucrative business”.
The guide lists by theme literature that has come to the attention of ECSP in the past year on population, environmental change, and security issues.
Experts review new publications (Part 2).
The first-ever ECSP Report includes Geoff and David Dabelko's feature on redefining environmental security; Richard Matthew's commentary on demystifying the concept of environmental security; and Marc Levy's call for a third wave of environmental security scholarship. Complete report.