International Development Publications
Section 1 presents an overview of green NGO development in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Taiwan, and paints pictures of three diverse environmental movements. Also includes Foreword and Table of Contents.
Environmental Stress and Demographic Change in Nepal: Underlying Conditions Contributing to a Decade of InsurgencyJul 07, 2011
The authors review the broad dynamics of Nepal’s current civil conflict, arguing that environmental stress and population factors have played significant roles in creating the underlying conditions for acute insecurity and instability.
Event summary for Navigating Peace: Generating New Thinking about Water.
In the 1996 issue of ECSP's annual report, Miriam R. Lowi writes about water disputes in the Middle East; Dennis Pirages explores "microsecurity"; and Thomas Homer-Dixon discusses findings from a project on environment, population, and security. Complete report.
ECSP Report 12 analyzes conflicts over natural resources, which are increasingly depleted by population growth, environmental degradation, poverty, and over-consumption. Table of Contents and Foreword.
The recent publication of a host of significant material on environment, population, and conflict linkages dictated a special commentary section to supplement the lengthy book reviews provided in this 2000 issue of the ECSP Report.
Through a generous grant from the U.S. Institute of Peace, ECSP organized a forum in Hong Kong to provide opportunities for 65 environmentalists and journalists from the three areas of Greater China to discuss improving the capacity of environmental NGOs and the quality of environmental reporting in the region. Part 2 (Chinese).
"UNEP seeks to ensure that countries rebuilding from conflict identify the sustainable use of natural resources as a fundamental prerequisite and guiding principle of their reconstruction and recovery," says David Jensen, of the UN Environment Programme.
Complete set of commentaries on the future of environmental security by Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Jared Diamond, Margaret Brusasco-Mackenzie, Erika Weinthal, Richard Cincotta, Roger-Mark De Souza, Richard Matthew, and Bryan McDonald.
This article argues that, while the interconnections between the environment and conflict are many and complex, the likelihood of large-scale warfare over renewable resources is small. Nonetheless, environmental difficulties do render many people insecure.