This issue includes reports from Ecologic - Centre for International and European Environmental Research, the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program at Georgetown University, and the Natural Heritage Institute.
Natural resource-related conflicts are the predominant types of conflict in northern Nigeria, according to research by Anthony Nyong. Predicted climactic changes will affect patterns of distribution and availability, and potentially further exacerbate conflict, he writes.
Experts review new publications.
Issue 15: Fishing for Families: Reproductive Health and Integrated Coastal Management in the PhilippinesJul 07, 2011
The Philippines' rapidly rising population has overwhelmed fisheries, bringing grinding poverty and malnutrition to many coastal communities. But a new approach to conservation may save families along with the fish and their habitats, say Joan Castro and Leona D'Agnes.
Experts review new publications (Part 5).
This publication is the result of an ongoing collaboration between UNEP and ECSP, exploring the environment and security nexus. Complete report.
Bringing together a diverse group of authors – from Nepal to Norway, from the university to the military – the 11th edition of the Environmental Change and Security Program Report explores how powerful underlying forces may engender war – or lay a foundation for peace. Complete report.
Complete set of commentaries on demographic security by Jack Goldstone, Richard Cincotta, Jennifer Dabbs Sciubba, Clionadh Raleigh and Henrik Urdal, Christian Leuprecht, and Elizabeth Leahy.
This article analyzes the relationships between demographic dynamics and Hurricane Mitch in Central America, and extracts from that experience lessons that can help reduce vulnerability to natural disasters in the long run.
PECS News Issue 6 features a field report from the Philippines and a summary of the conference, The Road to Johannesburg.