ECSP draws upon Wilson Center speakers and fellows, past and present, to comment on trade and the environment in the wake of Seattle.
The root causes of the threats to much of Asia’s biological diversity, particularly in the region’s more unstable and authoritarian countries, can be generalized in three words: conversion, consumption and corruption.
Rapid population growth by Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwestern Uganda has pushed people to settle near gorilla habitat - sometimes leading to conflict. The innovative community development program, Conservation Through Public Health, seeks to conserve these magnificent animals, and at the same time, improve the quality of life for Ugandans living near Bwindi.
PECS News Issue 7 includes articles by Frederick Meyerson and Geoff Dabelko, and a report from the field from the Peruvian Andes.
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.
The key to achieving sustainable growth in Ethiopia lies in reducing the rate of population growth, managing the environment, and building the platform for development, writes Sahlu Haile.
One important conclusion to be drawn from this analysis is the urgent need for environmental sustainability—for sustainable use, sustainable consumption, sustainable development—in ways that do not enrich current generations at the expense of future ones.
Experts review new publications (Part 1).
Experts review new publications.
Event summaries from meetings sponsored by the Environmental Change and Security Program between August 2000 and June 2001.