John Pielemeier: Population, Health, and Environment Programs Need to Prove It Before Becoming Mainstream›
Kathleen Mogelgaard: Four Steps to Better Link Climate Adaptation and Reproductive Health Strategies›
Climate change vulnerability is closely tied to population dynamics, says Kathleen Mogelgaard in this week’s podcast. “We know that population size, composition and spatial distribution around the world is constantly changing, and that these changes do have implications for climate change exposure, sensitivity, and adaptive capacity – the three elements of vulnerability.”
While climate change has enjoyed a recent spike in news coverage, journalists face a constant challenge to bring sustained attention to other environmental stories, including resource scarcity, the changing oceans, and demographic change. [Video Below]
What’s the best way for America’s chief development agency to help other countries reach prosperity and democracy? Increasingly, it’s creating partnerships not just with other governments, but with the private sector too, says USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah in this week’s podcast.
›February 14, 2014 // By ECSP Staff
What do melting Himalayan glaciers have to do with food security in Cambodia? Not much, thought an aid practitioner trying to boost food security along the lower reaches of the Mekong River – until she heard a colleague working on the Tibetan Plateau describe the downstream implications of climate change in the Himalayas. Everything she was working on, she suddenly realized, could be literally washed away.
›February 10, 2014 // By Schuyler Null
“What’s become clear to me on population is that it’s really a local issue,” said Andrew Revkin in an interview at the Wilson Center. “You get the impression, ‘Oh didn’t we solve that problem?’” And to some extent, demographic shifts around the world are largely heading in the direction people anticipated, with a leveling off mid-century. But “no one really knows what happens then,” he said. “All it takes is a tiny diversion of fertility rates and things could really grow or shrink.”
›January 7, 2014 // By Laurie Mazur
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