International Development Publications
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.
Geoff Dabelko and Charlotte Youngblood conclude that small-scale approaches are critical to closing the gaps in water and sanitation coverage.
ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko introduces commentary on the future of environmental security.
Below are excerpts from recent official statements in which environment and population issues are prominently cited in the context of security and national interests.
Analyzing demographic trends on the small-island nations of Mauritius and Fiji, Christian Leuprecht argues that "the impact of migration on conflict is a man-made problem; the way migration is managed (or not) can determine its potential for mitigating or escalating a conflict."
An issue brief produced by the Population-Health-Environment Policy and Practice Group.
The authors ask whether societies with an abnormal ratio between men and women are less secure.
Issue 8 features an article on monitoring and evaluation approaches for integrated population, health, and environment programming, as well as event summaries, and a review of the UNFPA's State of World Population 2002.
The author describes how population growth and migration in Tanzania’s Pangani River basin—arguably the most waterstressed basin in the country—have intensified local water conflicts.
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.