Oil spills, water shortages, earthquakes, and desertification are only some of the potential environmental threats to the Persian Gulf region’s security, but multilateral and regional efforts to address these problems could help build bridges between nations, writes Rear Admiral John F. Sigler, USN (Ret.).
The 2000 issue of the ECSP Report features commentaries on commentaries address environment, population, and conflict; and trade and the environment. Complete report.
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.
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.
This update section is designed to highlight the environment, population, and security activities of foundations, nongovernmental organizations, academic programs, and government offices. It also includes a list of Internet sites and forums which may facilitate research and policy efforts, and a bibliographic guide to the literature.
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.
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.
The author discusses four significant demographic issues in the context of the ecological security framework: population growth, movements, graying, and differential growth.
The Third Wave of China's Grassroots Environmental Movement: Regional and Youth Environmental Organizations By Wu Haoliang (Translated by Yan Baohua) Spotlight on NGO Activism in China: Green Camel Bell--A Regional Hub for Environmental Protection Efforts in Lanzhou By Brendan Snow, Global Greengrants Fund Notes on Public Participation in Environmental Impact Assessments in China By Lila Buckley Spotlight on NGO Activism in China: Global Environment Institute By Lila Buckley The Role of Public Participation in Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in China By Marilyn Beach, Bill Bleish, and Shelly Yang Coal Burning and Children's Health in China By Frederica Perera, Deliang Tang, Barbara A. Finamore, and Li Ting-Yu Opening up the Floor: Environmental Performance Information Disclosure Pilot Programs in Zhenjiang and Hohhot By Wanxin Li