Environmental Security

Brazil's Energy Sector

Sherri Goodman Testifies Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on How Climate Change Threatens U.S. National Security

On April 2, 2019, Environmental Change & Security Program and Polar Institute Senior Fellow Sherri Goodman testified in front of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on "How Climate Change Threatens U.S. National Security." Her testimony touched on the Asia-Pacific region, the Arctic, China, Russia, water vulnerabilties in the Middle East and Africa, and military readiness.

Africa in Transition | Investing in Youth for Economic Prosperity

Africa is at a crossroads—and which road its leaders take will shape the lives of billions of people, not only in Africa but also beyond its borders. Often overlooked, population trends play a significant role in Sub-Saharan Africa’s chances for prosperity. Between 15 and 20 million young people are expected to join the African workforce every year for the next three decades. Investing in the health and education of these young people, and providing opportunities for employment, will be essential to ensuring a positive future marked by economic prosperity and stability in the region.

Bill C-69 Key Points and Legislative Timeline

Bill C-69: Too Far, Too Fast? Or Nowhere At All?

Improving Future Ocean Governance – Governance of Global Goods in an Age of Global Shifts

This policy paper provides recommendations as to how G20 states can:
  • consolidate their own capacity and assist non-G20 states in taking responsibility for strengthening marine science and implementation of existing regulatory frameworks,
  • exercise innovative global and regional leadership to address emerging opportunities and associated governance challenges and
  • facilitate the meaningful involvement of the private sector and the public in ensuring a collective governance order around oceans.

Feeding a Thirsty World: Harnessing the Connections Between Food and Water Security

“Food production is the largest consumer of water and also represents the largest unknown factor of future water use as the world’s population continues to balloon, and we face increasing weather-related shocks and stresses,” said Laura Schulz, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment.

Implementing the U.S. Global Water Strategy: A First-Year Review

In November 2017, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development released the first U.S. Global Water Strategy. With contributions from more than 17 U.S. government agencies and departments, the Global Water Strategy lays out four interrelated objectives to support a more water secure world: increase access to sustainable safe drinking water and sanitation services, and promote hygiene; protect freshwater resources; promote cooperation on shared waters; and strengthen water governance and financing.