With reference to the 2004 tsunami crisis in Sri Lanka, this dissertation examines the role that international organizations and international non-governmental organizations can play in preventing and responding to gender-based violence in natural disaster situations.
by Karin Kortmann, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
The United Nations Security Council held its first debate on the relationship between energy, security and climate change on 17 April. The meeting was organized by the United Kingdom, which holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council.
Trade and aid policies can have profound impact on the economies and stability of the developing world, in both positive and negative ways.
Water management professionals from 17 developing countries around the world gathered in South Africa and Swaziland from 18 to 30 March to gain knowledge and share experience on the latest approaches to transboundary water management (TWM).
Europe has few natural resources but a large and growing economy. Therefore the European Member States, or rather their business community, imports most of the resources it needs, sometimes from conflict zones.
As a response to the global decline in fish stocks, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) is leading an international attempt to develop binding fishing regulations. These efforts are especially targeting port towns, where illegally caught fish is traded.
Climate change is not only a question of technological and economic concerns; it is also closely connected to issues of global democracy, human security, social and ecological justice.
Natural resources are more often a curse than a blessing for Sub-Saharan countries. Their exploitation is often linked to mismanagement, human rights violations, corruption, and violent conflicts.
Interdependencies between environment, development, and conflict prevention have gained significant importance on the international agenda over the past years.
The staff of the Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars established a new blog as a way to further promote dialogue on the connections among environment, health, and population and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and for
This event marks the sixth in the Environmental Change and Security Program's series of seminars on the key trends, threats, challenges and opportunities that shape today’s context for fisheries management. The seminar is hosted by The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
The Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and its partner institutions invite papers for the 2007 Amsterdam Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, to be held in Amsterdam on 24-26 May 2007.
On June 14/15, the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) and the Hellenic Society for the Protection of the Environment and Cultural Heritage (ELINIKI ETAIRA) will jointly organize the conference "Linking Environment, Development, Stability and Security" in Athens.